The Brown Bag Initiative

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The Brown Bag Initiative is an organization at UT Southwestern Medical School created with the purpose of preparing and distributing brown bags full of items of need and literature about local resources to the Dallas homeless population. Several students shared the sentiment of wanting to to do something for the panhandlers who frequent our inner city streets beyond handing them a few dollars. Thus, the Brown Bag Initiative was born. Our work provides a more effective alternative, and we are proud to partner with social workers at the Dallas Police Department Crisis Intervention Unit to better serve the homeless population’s immediate needs as they begin the process of rehabilitation and assimilation into larger society. Thanks for your interest in our organization!

2014-2015 Officers:

Co-Presidents: Morgan Ritz, MS2
                                        Scott Gorthey, MS2              
               Secretary/Webmaster/Historian: Derek Nguyen, MS2

         Drive Coordinators: Cole Erikson, MS2
                                      Kevin Liu, MS2

                                                                    MS1 Executives: Kelly Scott, MS1
                                                                                                Sheila Gokul, MS1
                                                                                                Lindsey Hovsepian, MS1
                                                                    Adviser: Dr. Dina Hooshyar,
Medical Director, Comprehensive Homeless Center and Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

This website is maintained by The Brown Bag Initiative, a registered student organization. This website is not an official publication of UT Southwestern and does not represent the views of the university or its officers.