Student Health’s Dr. Sophia Momand Draws Attention to Homeless on Skid Row

Student Health and Psychological Services staff physician Sophia Momand was in the news talking about the volunteer work she does helping the homeless on Los Angeles’ skid row.

On Wednesday, July 16, she was featured on local NPR station KPCC in a series called “First Person.”

Then on Thursday, July 17, she was on MSNBC.

For more than 15 years, Momand has been delivering hygiene kits—much of the items are donated by CSUDH faculty, staff and students—and providing basic health care to the homeless on skid row.  She is often joined by students on these once a month visits. This past spring semester students started the H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Promoting Empathy) Club of CSUDH to bring more awareness to the cause. The students in the club meet monthly to collect and prepare the hygiene kits and then go on monthly outings to distribute them.

For more information about H.O.P.E., email



  1. Dr. Momand is a personal hero to me, and her dedication to our homeless community is a constant source of inspiration to our students as to the importance of caring for each other. She is truly love in action.

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