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The Miami Rescue Mission Clinic (MRMC) is a Free Clinic that annually provides medical services to over 11,000 homeless and underserved populations. MRMC provides compassionate health care while enhancing the lives of diverse communities served. MRMC has had a consistent presence in the community since May 14, 2009, providing value-based services to the homeless and uninsured and training opportunities to crucial personnel working with high-risk, high-cost populations and requiring careful proactive management. MRMC opened its doors due to the need for medical care in our homeless community. Before the first clinic opened in 2009, our homeless population could only receive medical care at local emergency rooms or limited care provided by local colleges during yearly health fairs. To mitigate this problem, leaders from our community shelters and a local college created "The Mission Project" in 2000 to improve clinical skills, cultivate civic responsibility, expand awareness of health needs, and significantly enhance our community homeless. A long-term goal of The Mission Project had been to establish an on-site clinic at the shelters, which served the primary care needs of those experiencing homelessness in surrounding neighborhoods. MRMC is in an area designated as a "Medically Underserved Area/Population" and as a "Health Professional Shortage Area" by the Department of Health and Human Services. Most of these individuals have little or no access to health care. MRMC's Miami office opened in 2009, followed by our Hollywood office in 2012 and our Doral office in 2019; our services reach two counties.