You may ask, What is Outreach?
The way we define it is offering services to help people where they are at in their lives, because change is a journey and we acknowledge that. We all need help sometimes, and to know that someone cares. Here at our Outreach Program, that is our priority. We give information out to let folks know who we are and what we do so that they can get the resources that they need in that moment.
Helping people in the ‘here and now’ so to speak is very important. This can be really comforting to individuals, and reduce stress for many. It can be difficult to get help with barriers individuals may face. There are many folks who don’t feel comfortable going to other places for help, and some people don’t know where to turn for help.
We’re here to make things a little easier. That is what this program is about, helping you on your terms.
We can work with you to complete birth certificate forms, health cards, status cards. If you have a low income and you need to submit your tax return, we can help with that. We complete tax returns for free! Filing your return often opens the door to benefits you may be entitled to. If you need to warm up, need shelter from the heat or rain, we have coffee and water available! Need to connect with someone by phone? We’re here! Contact your Landlord, Lawyer, Doctor, a Social Worker, the Women’s Resource Centre, Primary Health and other services. We can also work with you to get to places such as a building for family visits, court, or the Food Bank! We’ll connect you with rehabilitation services or AA support group meetings, and we help people find places that offer the resources they need if we do not have them.
Every individual’s needs are different. We acknowledge that every person we help is going to need something different than the person who came in before them.
We are a point of access, a start.
Come in and see what we can do for you!
Our Community Outreach Program is located at 74 Main Street. Feel free to contact an Outreach Worker at 431-346-0361 / 431-346-0631 or firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com