On January 25, the Keck Medicine of USC Stroke Program and the Nurses of USC participated in the Wayfarer Foundation’s Skid Row Carnival of Love. The Wayfarer Foundation founder and chairman, Justin Baldoni, created the event to help meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness in and around downtown Los Angeles.
The event occupies over 20,000 square feet in the heart of Skid Row and volunteers serve over 4,000 guests each year by delivering various resources including clothing donations, medical services, career opportunities, legal advice, feet washing, hair cutting, DMV ID service and more. The Stroke Program, along with Nurses of USC, offered blood pressure screenings and stroke education to over 200 people, teaching the community about stroke warning signs, risk factors and stroke prevention.
The event operates with a primary focus on showing compassion and fellowship to the Skid Row community.
All photos courtesy of the Keck Medicine of USC Stroke Program.