Inreach workers provide one-to-one support to help connect WISH participants to programs and activities, as well as other services and organizations in the community.
The Inreach program aims to coordinate and collaborate with other service providers to provide wraparound care for our participants. This may include mental health, medical teams or outreach teams, as well as community services and interpersonal support.
The personalized support provided by Inreach staff helps to inform participants about, and connect them to, all the programs and services that WISH has to offer, as well as opportunities and services outside of WISH.
Once immediate and urgent needs are met, many WISH participants choose to connect with Inreach to get assistance with achieving longer term goals.
- Skills development (computer, writing, math)
- Employment (resume and cover letter writing, job applications, interview prep)
- Filling out forms and applications (housing, ID, filing taxes)
- Emotional support and counselling referrals
- Technical support for online appointments
Inreach staff organize social events for WISH participants, like BINGO, movies, beauty nights, and more. They also receive Bad Date Reports and produce the Red Light Alert. With extensive knowledge of local and regional community services, they are excellent advocates for people accessing services at WISH.
Jenny – Inreach Coordinator
Charlotte – Inreach Worker