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BOSTON -- Donald Burns, center, 61, says he has been homeless for the past six weeks. At the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Burns has the opportunity to soak his roughened and blistered feet. Cecilia Ibeabuchi, nurse manager of the program, right, puts a bandage on his shaving cut. Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., about 125 homeless people come to the foot clinic at St. Francis House. A homeless man who gave only a first name, Willie, says, 'It's useful, especially for people on the street. If you don't have good wheels, your car won't run.' Ibeabuchi says of the homeless clients who come to the clinic, 'They are so busy in their minds looking for housing and shelter, they are neglecting their physical problems.' She says that in the foot clinic, 'we are a conduit to care.' (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter) audio: Click the play button below to hear to hear RN Cecilia Ibeabuchi describing the foot clinic <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
Weary feet
BOSTON -- Donald Burns, center, 61, says he has been homeless for the past six weeks. At the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Burns has the opportunity to soak his roughened and blistered feet. Cecilia Ibeabuchi, nurse manager of the program, right, puts a bandage on his shaving cut. Mondays through Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., about 125 homeless people come to the foot clinic at St. Francis House. A homeless man who gave only a first name, Willie, says, "It's useful, especially for people on the street. If you don't have good wheels, your car won't run." Ibeabuchi says of the homeless clients who come to the clinic, "They are so busy in their minds looking for housing and shelter, they are neglecting their physical problems." She says that in the foot clinic, "we are a conduit to care."

(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)

audio: Click the play button below to hear to hear RN Cecilia Ibeabuchi describing the foot clinic