Vaccinations Underway For Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesday March 17th, 2021

Posted at 10:48am

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Vaccinations begin today at the Temporary Emergency Shelter at the Aquatic Centre for persons experiencing homelessness.

“It’s difficult to adhere to a ‘stay at home’ order, when you don’t have a home”, says Mayor Drew Dilkens. “We are grateful that our residents who face additional challenges from COVID-19 are able to access the vaccine. We would especially like to thank EMS, the Health Unit, and CRST Medical Teams for their help in vaccinating residents”.

Several non-profit agencies serving persons experiencing homelessness continue to help serve residents in need.

The Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families have continued to provide emergency shelter for women and families, in addition to leading operations at the City’s Isolation and Recovery Centre for the past year.

The Salvation Army Centre of Hope has mobilized during the COVID outbreak amongst persons experiencing homelessness to add an additional 25 shelter beds to prevent people from sleeping rough.

Family Services Windsor Essex has deployed their outreach workers to engage with residents at the Housing and Homelessness Help Hub (H4), and worked intensively with Housing Information Services to secure housing for residents, many of whom have been living in shelter for years.

 

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