Modeled after the "Operation Safety Net" program in Pittsburgh, our FMIG program is affectionately known as MUSHROOM - Multidisciplinary UnSheltered Homeless Relief Outreach Of Morgantown.
This program brings together medical, nursing, dental, social work and other health professional volunteers on "street rounds". We go by foot to those places where we are needed most: along the rivers and creeks, down the back alleys of downtown, and under the bridges.
Our goal is to reach out to those most marginalized from society. We help provide them with the basics of care including food, water, clothing, and basic medical intervention. More importantly, we offer a gentle hand, a warm smile, and a witness to their dignity as fellow human beings. To volunteer for MUSHROOM please click here.
MUSHROOM Volunteer Street Rounds
Volunteers for street rounds please note the following:
The meeting place for Thursday evening street rounds has been changed due to construction near the Bartlett House. The Thursday evening groups will now meet in the lower level of the Pleasant Street Parking Garage at 6:45 pm. You will also need to bring $1.50 in coins to feed the parking meter. (click here for details and directions to new meeting place)
Thank you to the students, teachers and other volunteers who contributed to the success of the Cardboard City by the Morgantown High School HI-Y. They raised $1,800 for MUSHROOM. This money will help us provide cold weather gear to our homeless clients this winter! Thank you very much!!
Monongalia County Medical Society
The Monongalia County Medical Society donated 47 pairs of socks, 5 pairs gloves, 6 hats, 4 blankets, 6 thermal sets, 20 hand warmers, 32 toe warmers, 96 granola bars, 48 packs of crackers, and many other items to MUSHROOM to be handed out on street rounds! Thank you!!
Olive Methodist Church
The Olive Methodist Church in Pentress, WV donated 20 hats, 20 pairs mens gloves, 10 pairs ladies gloves, and 115 pairs of warm winter socks! Thank you!!!
United Way of Monongalia & Preston Counties
MUSHROOM would like to thank the United Way of Monongalia & Preston Counties for donating 20 sets of toboggans, socks and handwarmers! A special thank you to United Way employee Kevin Hanks and the volunters who put the sets together for us to hand out to our homeless clients!