Peer Safety Patrol
The Peer Safety Patrol program trains, employs and supports women from the WISH community to provide security and street outreach for the WISH Drop-In Centre.
If you are a woman with current or former involvement in the sex trade and would like to know more about how to get involved in the Peer Safety Patrol program, please call 778-926-4939.
For our neighbours, the Peer Safety Patrol program ensures that our block is clean, orderly and free of illicit activity.
For participants, the program offers skills development, job experience and an extra income that makes a world of difference.
For women in the community, the Peer Safety Patrol provides non-judgmental outreach services including harm reduction supplies, first aid, crisis intervention and referrals.
Peer Safety Patrol participants are paid an hourly rate and are compensated for a six-week training period, delivered by WISH and community partners. They are an integral part of WISH and we are proud to offer this unique program!
The Peer Safety Patrol Program is funded by The Sprott Foundation, the BC Gaming and Enforcement Branch, Vancity, Face the World Foundation , the Lohn Foundation, Ivanhoé Cambridge (Metropolis at Metrotown), the BC Masonic Foundation and the runners, walkers and wheelers in the 2015 Scotiabank Charity Challenge.