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Message from Outreach

The Neighbourhood Helpers project(a Seniors Outreach Program) in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South area works on addressesing the needs of the seniors who have "fallen through the cracks". As downtown development and gentrification moves forward, and social services are disappearing, the older, vulnerable, low-income seniors living in Single Accommodation hotels can easily be neglected and displaced. Our goal is to connect with and support as many isolated seniors as possible.

The staff and volunteers provide coffee, social interaction, support, medical escorts and information and referral services to over 400 seniors every week in Single Room Accomodation hotels and social housing.  Our work place is run cooperatively where staff and volunteers share responsibilities and decision making and the program is peer driven. The various programs and projects that are initiated concentrate on connecting people with their community, neighbours and services, providing safe social places for people to interact in, supporting people to deal with health, housing and personal issues and highlighting and celebrating the amazing skills, knowledge and spirits of people in the community.

We support seniors to support each other! Please join us.

Neighbourhood Helpers Programs

 

 
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