June 2020 Recipient: 100 People Who Care

Street Outreach Program

100 People Who Care Campaign

The TBay 100 People Who Care campaign raised $3,200 this quarter, and the group voted to award the funds to the NorWest Community Health Centres’ Street Outreach Program. In this video we hear from Juanita Lawson, CEO of Nor’West Community Health Centres, about the good work the program is doing.

As part of this program, a nurse and an outreach worker head out twice weekly to do outreach with vulnerably-housed individuals and visit high risk-homes and check in with individuals who regularly use drugs, have experienced violence and trauma, or are involved in sex work.

The outreach van is stocked with a variety of useful items, including medical supplies (so they can do wound care on the street), harm reduction supplies, feminine hygiene products, and pre/post-natal supplies. The team also likes to hand out hot or cold drinks and snacks, fruit, socks, underwear, and shoes when they can.

The Street Outreach Program will use the 100 People Who Care funds to purchase coolers to keep their food/drinks hot/cold, as well as stock them with much-needed food. They’ll also use the funds to keep a stock of basic needs items (socks/underwear/shoes etc).

Thanks to everyone who participated this round:

  • Impact Promotions / Uniform Pros
  • Itec 2000 Equipment Inc.
  • Signs Now
  • Sullivan + Associates Clinical Psychology
  • Morrow Financial Inc.
  • Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.
  • Kelly Mental Health
  • Nurse Next Door
  • Intercity Industrial Supply
  • A-1 Sewage Services (1989) Ltd
  • Vince Mirabelli – RE/MAX First Choice Realty
  • Liana Frenette
  • Ed Schmidtke
  • Carol Pollard
  • Raili Roy
  • Kyle Jessiman
  • Uli Walther
  • Kari Chiappetta
  • Charla Robinson
  • Chair Ken Boshcoff
  • Matthew Diegel
  • Sandra Burns
  • Nathan Lawrence
  • Michael Quibell
  • Millie Gormely
  • Matt Pearson
  • John Trevisanutto
  • Barry Streib
  • Steve MacDonald

…and a few others who wished to remain unnamed.

Precious Bundles’ Socks ‘n Underwear Program was nominated for the December 2019 funding by Emily Shandruk.

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