What is Happy Feet Clinic?
Happy Feet Clinic is a non-profit organization at UCLA dedicated to serving the homeless population of Los Angeles by providing free clinics focused on adequate foot care. At shelters around Los Angeles, including the Union Rescue Mission in downtown L.A., the Ocean Park Community Center in Santa Monica, the New Image Emergency Shelter in South LA, and PATH in Westwood, we treat hundreds of homeless people to a soothing foot wash in a tub of warm, soapy water and provide them with basic necessities such as clean pairs of socks and properly fitted shoes. Next, we work side by side with podiatrists and medical students as they administer foot exams for the homeless community. Any student with an interest in reaching out to under-served communities is invited to join.