Finding safe and suitable accommodations can be hard in Vancouver. For someone living with HIV who is homeless, under housed or street involved, it’s even harder. Enter the STOP outreach team! The team is based out of our Triage shelter and works closely with many of our other programs in order to access housing for their clients.
To provide support to folks to find suitable housing, transitioning into that housing, and maintain housing once it’s found.
WHO IS INVOLVED
The team works closely with 30 to 35 people who live with HIV, who may be Indigenous, 2SLGBTQI+, and may be dealing with mental health, trauma and/or addictions challenges.
WHAT IT IS
The outreach team links clients to nurses and physicians, and in addition to housing procurement provides information and capacity building through HIV/AIDS education. There are rent subsidies which make it possible to secure safe housing units.
Having a safe place to live is even more important when your immune system is compromised. The rent subsidies can sometimes be the difference between being homeless and having a home.
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