Powell Street Getaway
The Powell Street Getaway opened in 1993 as a welcoming and safe hang-out for local people living with mental illness originally known as the LivingRoom. Today, the Powell Street Getaway offers a variety of structured and unstructured peers programs to encourage people to participate in social and life skills development. The goal is enhance their ability to enhance their health outcomes, leading to a better quality of life.
Powell Street Getaway programs and services include: daily nutritious snack program, supervised consumption site, emergency food and clothing supplies, In-house social activities and field trips, 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 ping pong, or helping with a bowling or hiking day trip. Groups may be scheduled to provide meal service on the weekends – a much appreciated and necessary service. Contact Janice, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com for more information about how to participate.