Our Community Outreach team is a group made up of 95% volunteers. From Monday – Friday Outreach is in the community delivering hundreds of meals, care packages, survival gear and more to friends sleeping rough or unable to access shelters and services. Focusing on a friendship based approach – connection, communication and consistency are at the front lines of our work. By meeting others where they are, the 519Pursuit team builds trust and bonds with the intention of creating relationships and self-encouragement.
When 519Pursuit volunteers speak about the local services, our friends facing homelessness and extreme poverty find interest and show curiosity. It is through that friendship and encouragement that new roots are born. The goal is to work towards reconnecting and reintegration together while walking through the doors of services and shelters in London, On.
Through an extremely meaningful partnership Outreach Volunteers are providing hundreds of hot meals each week to friends. Our partnership with The London Food Bank, RBC Place London and You Made It Cafe (Y.O.U.); Outreach volunteers are able to meet their friends where they are starting the interaction with a hot meal. This could mean at an encampment along the riverside, on a side walk, in a store front, on a median, along a trail… where ever we can connect with friends we are looking to create that lasting connection and impact.