SOS (Street Outreach Services) Program
Call SOS: 807-620-7678
The SOS Team, which is a highly trained, skilled team of compassionate people, is out on the road everyday. This team will be out in teams of two from 2PM - 2AM daily, offering their services to homeless, intoxicated and high risk people in our community.
The team answers calls from individuals, businesses, emergency service providers and other agencies. These calls can be made by anyone who wants to help people move to a safer, warmer location better suited to their needs. The SOS team works closely with many agencies in the community including the Thunder Bay Police, Emergency Services, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Balmoral Withdrawal Management Centre to ensure prompt access to services that people may need.
Our SOS Team carries on hand supplies such as warm clothing, blankets, food and harm reductions supplies for distribution as needed throughout our community.
Thanks to our amazing community this program was relaunched in August of 2017, however our service still requires funds to continue to provide services to community members in need.
For more information, please contact Amber Prairie at 807-474-4357 or through e-mail at Amber.Prairie@ShelterHouse.on.ca