Outreach workers in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood assist homeless individuals living on the streets and in parks to become housed. Outreach also provides wrap-around support services to provide stability. Whether housed or not, Outreach works with each individual to ensure they receive necessary supports. This work ranges range from moving guests between shelters and SROs, to locating donations to “furnish” a new living space, to offering warm drinks or cold water, harm reduction supplies, socks, or blankets.
Yukon Outreach pioneered the Streets to Shelter program in 2017, a pilot project helps street-entrenched adults who are highly stable while living on the street but find shelter-life difficult. This project removes that barrier by assisting people to move directly into transitional housing.
For more information, please contact the Yukon Housing Centre at (604) 264-1623.