House calls for the homeless with OSF street nursing program

 “A lot of the people I’m working with now, I had seen at Sophia’s Kitchen, but they didn’t speak to me or use my services for various reasons,” McClallen said during a recent phone interview. “There’s a lot of mistrust and mental health issues, so it’s taken me a long time several months to a year – to gain their trust.” When the pandemic hit, many services that area homeless people rely on temporarily shut down, including Sophia’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen run by the Heart of Peoria Catholic Community.