STREET HELP MESSAGE TO OUR WINDSOR-ESSEX COMMUNITY
Updated: Mar 18, 2020
Our vulnerable homeless community needs your help!
In these unprecedented times - we know this. Our homeless remain the most vulnerable and in greatest need for healthy food, water, supplies and compassion.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came and visited me.
With growing concerns around COVID-19, Street Help Homeless Centre instituted a "take-out service" process at it's centre located at 964 Wyandotte Street East.
The health and safety of our homeless, our volunteers and visitors is of the most importance. We have set up procedures to ensure we follow protocols as recommended by a wide range of public health organizations.
All we want to do is feed and support the homeless
We are following the lead of our local and Canadian public health agencies during this important time.
Our main goal: ensure our Centre remains a safe and comfortable environment for everyone concerned. As such we are doing the following;
Street Help continues to monitor developments related to COVID-19 daily as well as local public health protocols and recommendations
Staff, volunteers and visitors are being encouraged to educate and take care of themselves and practice effective hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene.
Regular cleaning protocols are in place to ensure a clean and hygienic workplace - with extra attention being paid to all hard surfaces inside our building. Areas in our kitchen, storage and office areas.
Soap for hand-washing is continues to be available for volunteers and visitors to use frequently
Volunteers are being encouraged to monitor their own health and use good judgement when experiencing flu-like symptoms by seeking medical attention and not attending the Centre
We are using a "take-out" window to pass food to the homeless. This is a one-way window. No items from the outside are passed back through this window.
Food Boxes including fresh and perishable goods are provided through this "take-out" window.
Donations can be made by Interac E-Transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and also on this newly developed and SECURE website. For Interac E-Transfer please send an email directly after with your NAME and ADDRESS as well as the password for the E-Transfer in-order to receive the charitable tax receipt.
Click here to make a donation. All donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt. If you prefer, you may also donate items to aid our efforts including; toiletries, hygiene products and cleaning products. A full list of items we are in need of will be shared soon!
We are doing our utmost to ensure the community remains safe and healthy, while continuing to provide essential services to those in need.
As well, we are following news from our public health agencies to stay up to date on changes that may arise.
Your support and compassion is greatly appreciated!