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CNH’s PROGRAMS AND SERVICES DURING COVID-19

To help limit the spread of the COVID-19, Collingwood Neighbourhood House has closed all locations until further notice. We will miss you and we hope that we all get through this challenging time as soon as possible, so that we can get back to reducing the social distances between us, not extending them.

For details on our continuing programs and services, please read below. Please continue to visit this page or follow us on Facebook for updates.

SENIORS SERVICES

CNH is proud to serve as one of the lead HUB agencies for the ‘Safe Seniors, Strong Communities’ initiative funded by United Way. We will be extending our non medical services for seniors including grocery shopping, friendly check ins, and meal delivery.

Seniors in Vancouver in need of assistance during COVID-19 should dial 2-1-1 to be connected to their nearest HUB agency. ‘Safe Seniors, Strong Communities’ means once a senior calls bc211, they will be connected with a volunteer who can help them. Let’s help keep seniors in our community safe. Call 2-1-1 to volunteer or visit bc211.ca to sign up.

RISE CHC APPOINTMENTS

In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure, RISE CHC staff will be available for TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS ONLY until further notice. Please call 604-558-8090 during regular office hours if you would like to speak to a staff. If you have trouble connecting with RISE clinic on the phone, please e-mail specific requests to risechc@cnh.bc.ca and a staff member will get back to you.

Harm Reduction supplies are available for pick up from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday to Friday and Saturdays 7 am – 10 am at Collingwood Neighbourhood House (5288 Joyce Street).

If you are experiencing an emergency, such as having problems breathing, please call 911. Click here for more info.

SETTLEMENT SERVICES

Settlement staff are still able to help in limited capacity and can be reached remotely. Please click here for contact information. While we are doing our best to be responsive, we do ask for your patience and thank you for your continued support as we navigate these uncertain times.

YOUTH SERVICES

Youth Services staff continue to be available to connect and support children and youth. We offer connection through online games and activities, group meetings, exercise sessions, academic and learning support, referrals for counselling and food support programs. We also have services and support for indigenous youth and newcomers. For more details, connect with Sanjeev Karwal at skarwal@cnh.bc.ca or 604-412-3844.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Community Development team can help connect Renfrew-Collingwood residents during the COVID-19 pandemic to support services. There are no age or citizenship requirements to access these services, simply call 778-984-0356 and we will get back to you within 24 hours. If you are a senior (anywhere in BC), please call 211 and you will be referred to the nearest organization to connect you to the support you need.

We can connect Renfrew-Collingwood residents with the following services:

  • Help with grocery shopping
  • Connecting to counsellors
  • Friendly phone calls and postcards
  • Low/no-cost prepared meals delivered to you

If you are interested in volunteering to help with these services, please send an email to kmendonca@cnh.bc.ca

To connect directly with the Community Development team and get access to one or more of these services, please leave a voicemail at 778-984-0356 or email erees@cnh.bc.ca and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

CHILD CARE

We have made the extremely difficult decision to close all of our child care programs. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of our children and families, and also our staff. We will miss you and your children and we hope that we all get through this challenging time as soon as possible.

HEALTH CONCERNS

For anybody who may be feeling sick and are concerned they may have COVID-19, please call your primary healthcare provider, 8-1-1 or the COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-784-4397.

For further information, please visit the BC Centre for Disease Control or the Government of Canada.

COLLINGWOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE BOARD STATEMENT ON ANTI-RACISM

As a neighbourhood house, we strive to be a welcoming place, working with local residents to give them a sense of belonging in our neighbourhood. Here is the Collingwood Neighbourhood House Board of Directors’ anti-racism statement:

“Over the last few months, there has been a resurgence of racialized violence and xenophobia within this community and beyond. These attacks, whether physical or verbal are violent, and violence has no place in our community. Racism and xenophobia harms everyone, not just those who are being targeted. It divides us and weakens our collective identity.

It is during such times of discomfort and uncertainty that we reveal our true selves and as a community, we are better than this. Racism is never acceptable, and it is particularly deplorable at such a time when everyone, globally, continues to be impacted by this pandemic.

For those who have been senselessly targeted by these acts, either directly or indirectly – we stand in solidarity with you. CNH is committed to the task of confronting ongoing racism and we urge all of you to stand up to these incidences and this rhetoric – we all have a responsibility to condemn these behaviours and attitudes.”

“The ultimate measure of a (person) is not where (they) stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where (they) stand at times of challenge and controversy” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please check out our Community Resources page for some great anti-racism resources. If you are facing a situation where you feel threatened and in danger, please call 911.


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