Share Outreach serves more than 1,100 hard-to-reach and hard-to-serve homeless individuals each year.
Share Outreach was established in 1996, the result of a taskforce formed by community leaders to find solutions to the issues of transiency in downtown Vancouver.
Daily Living Services are available Mon.-Fri., on a walk-in basis, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road. These services include setting-up voicemail boxes, accepting client mail, as well as providing clothing, hygiene products and laundry services (access to showers is provided on a limited basis). Outreach workers also go out into the community to provide services to clients.
Additionally, case managers meet with clients on a one-to-one basis to assist them in accessing existing social services, stable housing situations or to assist with whatever needs they may have. Much work is also focused on the area of addressing issues pertaining to mental illness and alcohol and chemical dependencies.
Donations for Share Outreach are always needed and much appreciated. We ask that all donated items be provided in gently-used or new condition.
For Men, Women and Teens:
• Clothing of all types – jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks, etc.
• Raingear – raincoats, umbrellas, etc.
• Sleeping bags, blankets
• Personal hygiene items: men’s & women’s deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes, combs, hand sanitizer, bars of soap, dental floss, mouth wash, toothbrushes
Note: Individual sizes of these items are preferred.
• Bath towels
• Toilet paper & paper towels
For more information on Share Outreach, contact Katherine Garrett, Share House & Share Outreach Director, at (360) 695-7658 ext. 3303.
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