Doctor who calls on the homeless is affectionately known as 'The Healer'

You could say she’s a doctor making house calls during the COVID-19 pandemic. But all of the patients who wait every week to see Dr. Asha Shajahan, 31, of Roseville and an attending physician at Beaumont Grosse Pointe are homeless.

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COVID-19 Heroes: Caring for Detroit's homeless

Closing the Pope Francis Center, a downtown Detroit day center for the homeless, in mid-March was a tough but necessary decision as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of the region.

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Detroit church providing portable shower to the homeless

Pope Francis Center in Detroit is renting a mobile shower unit for the homeless.

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Family ravaged by coronavirus begged for tests, hospital care, but was repeatedly denied

The man who raised Keith Gambrell, who loved him like a son and married his mother, died in a blue recliner of novel coronavirus in his Grosse Pointe Woods home.

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Providing Care For Detroit’s Most Vulnerable In The Middle Of A Pandemic

The estimated 14,000 people experiencing homelessness in the city need care more than ever as COVID-19 spreads.

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Pope Francis Center In Detroit Offers Homeless Showers In Trailer During Crisis

We often take a hot shower for granted. But in the homeless community, particularly in a time of crisis -- they're not always so easy to come by.

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Nonprofit opens mobile showers for Detroit's homeless people

It’s been a month or two since Deonta Talley has been able to shower. The 36-year-old has been sleeping on the floor of a house in Detroit he has been asked to fix up, he said. There’s no electricity and no heat.

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As Detroit Is Hit By Coronavirus, City’s Disadvantages May Fuel Crisis

Coronavirus deaths in Detroit are among the highest in the country. As the city nears its projected peak in cases, health experts explain why the city’s underlying problems may cause worse outcomes.

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Detroit Mercy Law, Pope Francis Center, Partner To Help City’s Homeless

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s student parking lot on Larned Street has been repurposed during the COVID-19 crisis. With tents up and heaters on, it has become a space for Detroit’s homeless population to receive services while practicing social distancing.

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Catholic-run soup kitchens serve carryout meals amid coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads, many Catholic-run soup kitchens and food pantries are not sure what will come next. But one thing is certain: Their guests need them, and many say they will continue to serve food to those in need for as long as possible.

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