Our students participated today at the Homeless Connect event in the DTES. Our station was extremely popular, we must have connected with at least 40 people. Lots of blood pressure checks and CanRisk screening for diabetes. Our stress balls made of balloons and rice were extremely popular, they were all gone within 1/2 hour. I saw one agitated woman sitting with it in her hand using it to calm herself. Lots of relationships built with other service providers in the area, many requests received for our students to participate in other events/activities in the surrounding area.
The students based at Evergreen Community Health Centre participated in the Homeless Connect event in the DTES. Here is Rob at the tobacco cessation booth playing a jeopardy game with a participant.