Sister Ricca Dimalibot led University of Texas Medical Branch students on a tour of Our Daily Bread and led a discussion on public health.
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Masters of Public Health programs visited and toured the CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread facility, located at 2420 Winnie St. Galveston, Texas, as part of a 4-week long class called “Topics of Public Health.”
The tour began in the main area, going through the kitchen and other parts of the facility. A short talk on the services provided to the homeless population, the challenges and some of CHRISTUS Our Daily Bread’s many success stories was given. Sister Ricca Dimalibot, M.D., Director and Physician of the CHRISTUS Point of Light Clinic led the discussion.
Our Daily Bread serves more than 60 individuals daily. Services for clients include mental health counseling, the provision of two meals a day, clothing and toiletries. Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous peer to peer group meetings are also held on site, bringing 12-steps of both non-profit fellowships to the under-served with alcoholic and addiction issues. Our Daily Bread encountered 10,188 clients in 2017.