Our mission is to provide underserved and under-resourced people in New Jersey free access to medical services.
Dr. Diana Larrea, DO
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Minor: French
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
Board Certification: Family Medicine
Areas of Interest: Preventive Medicine, Women’s Health, Women Entrepreneurship
Bio: Her focus is on osteopathic medicine which incorporates diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions from headaches to musculoskeletal issues with a hands-on, holistic approach. She also focuses on preventive medicine, especially with the adolescent population and women’s health including pap smears. She has an interest in skin procedures, including performing incision and drainages and wound care. A graduate of Rutgers University-Douglass College, she received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and did her residency at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Larrea has received numerous awards including the Alan Z. Gartzman, D.O. Memorial Award for extraordinary dedication to Family Medicine, the Humanism in Medicine Award from Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine Residency Program, and the T.O.U.C.H. Point Award (Translating Osteopathic Understanding into Community Health) from Ohio University-Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She is a member of the American College of Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.
She speaks Spanish, French, and is also skilled in beginner’s American Sign Language (ASL) which allows her to communicate with a variety of patients.
Dr. Adil Manzoor, DO
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University, New Brunswick: Bachelor of Arts in Cell Biology & Neuroscience. Minor: Psychology
Medical School: Rowan University School Of Osteopathic Medicine
Specialty: Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Board Certification: Internal Medicine. Pediatrics: Pending Board Certification 2020
Areas of Interest: Artificial Intelligence, Genomics, Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Preventive & Population Health.
Bio: Adil Manzoor DO is an Internal Medicine/Pediatric physician practicing in New Jersey. He incorporates osteopathic medicine into his daily practice, diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions from headaches to musculoskeletal issues with a hands-on, holistic approach. He is very passionate about preventive medicine and believes that providing great preventive medicine services significantly improves the quality of life of his patients exponentially. He is also very passionate about teaching medical students and mentoring the next generation of youth. In his free time he writes for local newspapers, mentors the youth, reads voraciously, hosts a podcast titled Doctor’s Dilemma. Most important of all he spends time with his lovely wife, Diana, and daughter OliviaRose, and when the time finally permits, binge TV shows! He fluently speaks English, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and is actively learning other languages.
Asad Chohan, MD
Undergraduate Degree: University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan: Bachelors of Health Sciences
Medical School: King Edward Medical University, Pakistan
Specialty: Internal Medicine Resident
Board Certification: Pending Board Certification 2021
Areas of Interest: Pulmonary disease, Public health, Community outreach medicine.
Bio: Asad Chohan MD is an Internal medicine resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. He has worked in community-clinics in Pakistan and the US for many years and is familiar with the medical needs of an inner-city population having financial challenges on a daily basis. He is very passionate about lung diseases and critical care medicine and believes that the basis of healthcare is strong preventive care and primary prevention of illnesses. He also believes that health awareness and basic preventive care medicine can go a long way in evolving the cost-effectiveness and outcomes in the health sector. On a personal front, Dr. Chohan loves to swim, read about world history, and spend time with his loving family. He is fluent in English, Urdu/Hindi, and Punjabi
Lamar Middleton, LLB
Undergraduate Degree: James Madison University: Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice
Areas of Interest: Youth Outreach, Coaching, Counseling.
Bio: Lamar Middleton is an entrepreneur, coach, and counselor who has developed several programs for youth outreach through sports and similar activities. Having earned a full athletic football scholarship to Syracuse University, Louis graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from James Madison University in 2012. Just three years after, Lamar achieved a salary position becoming head disciplinarian over Shabazz’s Freshman academy program. He has also enjoyed high impact positions as Shabazz’s head counselor and Student’s Dean for North Star Academy Vailsburg Elementary School. As an entrepreneur, Lamar has founded several projects as “In the Trenches” a 2019 Defensive lineman football training program, as well as “Let’s Vend” a for-profit organization delivering services through snacks and beverage positioning and PPE vending machines. Lamar is passionate about supporting the homeless and underserved populations in NJ and has joined GSSM as the Marketing Outreach Director.
We aim to serve those under resourced and underserved people in New Jersey, specially those located within Emergency Shelters, Transitional Houses, Safe Heavens and those who do not possess any type of shelter.
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We exist to provide underserved and under-resourced people in New Jersey free access to medical services. For this reason, we aim every homeless person in New Jersey can receive compassionate and qualified medical care, no matter who they are.
How we Do It
We have created a Targeted, Holistic, Continous and Free approach:
GSSM’s targeted and holistic approach works with board-certified physicians, who are specially prepared to work with the underserved. Our registered physicians hold bi-monthly medical visits to Emergency Shelters & the homeless in the streets in order to improve the health & quality of life of unsheltered people. These services are provided through a network of medical volunteers, making medical care accessible and free to all people living in emergency shelters & the homeless in the streets, no matter their situation.
What we Mean
- Targeted: We know those who need our services the most won’t come to us. We reach them where they are.
- Holistic: We know the health of people experiencing homelessness is affected by various factors, and we care about all of them.
- Continuous: We assign the same doctors with the same patients on every visit, as we believe on developing trust with our patients.
- Free: We do not charge any fees to the facilities or patients we serve. We rely solely on donations.
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On the night of January 22, 2019 a total of 8,864 men, women and children in 6,748 households were identified as experiencing homelessness in the state of New Jersey. This was an overall decrease of 439 persons (5%) from the number of persons identified in 2018.
- 5,531 people were in Emergency Shelter, a 4% decrease compared to 2018
- 1,832 people were in Transitional Housing, a 4% decrease compared to 2018
- 19 people were in Safe Have, no change compared to 2018
- 1,492 people were Unsheltered, a 9% decrease compared to 2018
- 1,462 persons were identified as Chronically Homeless, a 13.5% increase compared to 2018
- 551 persons were identified as Veterans, a 3% decrease compared to 2018
- 917 persons were identified as Youth Households (persons under the age of 25 not accompanied by an adult over the age of 24), a 15% decrease compared to 2018
- 801 persons identified as Victims of Domestic Violence, an 8% increase compared to 2018
Persons identifying as Black or African-American and those identifying as American Indian or Alaska Native are over-represented in the population experiencing homelessness. For persons identifying as Black or African American, while 13% of the state population, they represent 49% of the population experiencing homelessness. Similarly, persons identifying as American Indian/Alaska Native represent .1% of the state population and .6% of the population experiencing homelessness.
More than +8,000 people in NJ are homeless right now. Please donate and help us provide quality medical services to them!