According to a study conducted by a partner organization of Doctors of the World Japan for the project in 2008, 60% of the Japanese homeless population is suffering from mental problems (depression, schizophrenia, etc.) or cognitive impairment. Because of the complexity of the formalities, most homeless people do not benefit from the various forms of assistance provided by the government. As a result, the homeless population is marginalized and it is very difficult, if not impossible, for them to change their situation without help, especially for those suffering from mental or cognitive disabilities.
On the medical front, the association organizes medical appointments for the homeless twice a month in the Ikebukuro neighborhood of Tokyo. These appointments include physical exams performed by volunteer general practitioners and mental health evaluations by psychiatrists who are also volunteers.
In addition to medical services, other activities are carried out with former homeless who are participating in the "Housing First Tokyo Project" program, including sports, art workshops, handiwork and bread baking for distribution to people living on the street.
The foundation is helping to finance the equipment needed for successful project implementation: medical equipment and supplies for appointments and the materials needed for activities.