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COVID-19 Access to Service Update

A few words from our 

Executive Director: Marc Provost

(March 27, 2020)


CFS (Food Bank)

· By appointment ONLY

· Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am-4pm

· To schedule contact 613-241-1573 extension 268/221 · Inquiries (for agencies) diana_javier@saobc.org

· Note: Supportive Housing providers who have residents requiring our Food Bank services, can if they are able to, make arrangements to pick up their residents' food on their behalf:

Ø Send Diana Javier an email request for food request identifying:

o Client’s first and last name

o Client DOB

o Any relevant food restriction for any specific client

Ø Email request must be submitted to her by Friday each preceding week for order pick up available the following week.

Ø She will send an email confirmation of food order received along with specific time on Tuesday for food pick up.

Ø Pick up will be available in Bay 1 at the back of our parking lot

*Unfortunately we are unable to make deliveries at this time.

· Vouchers available for extreme emergencies only (Fire, Flood) *** SA stores are closed · Summer camp is done by email diana_javier@saobc.org

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MoneyWise

· By appointment only

· Until further notice, moneywise will go to monthly instead of weekly appointments.

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LEAP & Summer camp

No change (Done via emails).

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Food Services

· Easter dinner cancelled.

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Housing Response (HRT)

· HRT staff working off site and reduced house visits.

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Street Outreach

· Street Outreach fully functional, same hours.

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Shelter

· No change.

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Special Care Unit

· A few beds have been made available for quarantine until the quarantine residence opens.

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Life Skills & Stabilization Unit

· No change other than classes and group activities cancelled.

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Transitional House

· No change other than group meetings cancelled.

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Addiction Services (Anchorage Section)

· Please note that we are not accepting any new admissions until further notice.

· No outside meetings.

· Classes cancelled for Anchorage and Stabilization.

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Correctional Services

· All services available.

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Spiritual Care Department

There will be a chaplain onsite most days for staff and clients to have one on one spiritual counselling and prayer.

• Chapel services for all groups are cancelled until further notice.

• Spiritual Care classes for all groups are cancelled until further notice.

• Spiritual Care Hospitality hour will be cancelled until further notice.

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