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Outreach

Our outreach program has grown!

 

Our outreach team supports unsheltered individuals by regularly checking up on them in the community; providing necessities including food, survival gear, harm reduction and first aid supplies, and hygiene products; and connecting them with other services when appropriate.

The Unity Project provides a rapid outreach response for downtown businesses and residents. The Unity team can be reached at 705 991-7720, Tuesday - Saturday from 11am-6pm to offer support with things like de-escalation, system navigation, and safe sharps disposal. 

We have also partnered with the Community Counselling and Resource Centre and Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge to support individuals who are involved in Housing Unit Takeovers.

Donate

 

We are always grateful to receive donations from those who want to support community members through our program. While we do accept donations of outdoor apparel (like coats and hats), we do not accept other clothing donations. In order to supply clothing, we have partnered with PATH's Clothing and Supplies Hub. Click here for more info.

 

To make inquiries or arrange a donation drop-off, please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Alana Parisien at 705 772-9291 or aparisien@onecityptbo.ca.

Survival Gear

  • Tents

  • Tarps

  • Backpacks, duffel bags

  • Sleeping bags

  • Camping cots

  • Air mattresses

  • Flashlights, lanterns

  • Batteries (AA and AAA)

  • Reusable water bottles

Clothing

  • Coats

  • Footwear - boots, running shoes

  • Hats

  • Gloves, mittens

  • New underwear

  • Socks
     

Other Supplies (Must be new/unopened)

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste

  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap

  • Chapstick

  • Sunscreen, after sun/aloe vera

  • Bug spray

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Ointments such as Polysporin

  • Bottled water, Gatorade, juice

  • Snacks

Over the course of the 2021-2022 winter (December 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022) we had the privilege of running an Outreach Program centred around supporting folks sleeping outside. This was done through funding by the United Way Peterborough & District and we are grateful for their Winter Response to Homelessness initiative which provided the opportunity for many great Peterborough non-profits to support our neighbours outside.

 

We have put together a video that overviews how we ran our program and the reality we encountered of the crisis that Peterborough is currently facing. We are resolute in continuing to advocate for the needs of our community of folks experiencing homelessness.

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