Powell Street Getaway
The Powell Street Getaway has now moved to 450 E. Hasting Street. Originally known as the LivingRoom it opened in 1993 as a welcoming and safe hang-out for local people living with mental illness. Today, the Powell Street Getaway offers a variety of structured and unstructured peer programs to encourage people to participate in social and life skills development. The goal is to enhance their ability to improve their health outcomes, leading to a better quality of life.
Powell Street Getaway programs and services include: daily nutritious snack program, overdose prevention site, emergency food and clothing supplies, in-house social activities, structured peer training, pre-employment and internship programs, harm reduction and substance use programs, referrals to local community health supports and outreach support.
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Volunteer at the Powell Street Getaway
Volunteers are an integral part of life at the Getaway. Individuals assist with activities, whether playing a game of cards, or helping with meals. Groups may be scheduled to provide help on the weekends – always much appreciated. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to participate.