Last week - on Wednesday September 28th, Street Health welcomed clients, community partners, funders and supporters to an Open House and ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its newly accessible Coach House. This renovation enables an enhanced level of care to clients with private, well-equipped space to meet one-on-one with a nurse or community mental health worker.
Go to Snap'd Cabbagetown to see photos of the event. And congratulations to Kapri Rabin, E.D. at Street Health and her team! Kapri had this to say at the opening:
“Toronto’s homeless and under housed individuals face many health inequities. The barriers of homelessness include income disparity, food insecurity, and multiple health challenges. At Street Heath we are working diligently to remove these barriers. By creating an accessible physical space for clients is essential to improving access to nursing and community mental health case management supports for our clients.”
This renovation was supported in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) so thanks to them too.
“Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Echo Foundation, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and the James Rutley Grand Memorial Fund this accessible facility ensures Street Health will continue to work toward our vision of a healthy community where all members have equitable access to housing, income, quality health care and services necessary to achieve optimal health and well-being,” said Samara Starkman, Board Chair on the opening.