Wednesday Women Wellness - Promoting Equity in Health Care
Every Wednesday 1:30 pm to 3:30pm with the exception of Wednesday Cheque Issue.
Women's Wellness program is tailored to meet the needs of women and children living in the Downtown East side. This women- only 'drop- in' style program offers priority access to physicians and nurses, and a safe place for women to connect with other women, receive health education and screening, and make connections to social services. To date WWW has improved primary care by 100%.
Every week 50+ women access a nutritious lunch , bingo, nail care, haircuts, free clothing and HIV testing with the street nurses. There is also a music therapist and a child friendly play area.
This is our annual women’s health fair to educate on women’s health issues.
Dude's Club - Downtown Urban Knights Defending Equality and Solidarity
Every other Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm
By introducing the men of the "Dudes Club" to events and activities that focus on the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social aspects of wellness we hope to instill a sense of solidarity and empowerment within the community, while simultaneously putting them putting them in touch with health care professionals and other support services.
By providing access to Elders, guest speakers, physicians, street nurses and a hot meal to 50 - 60 men, Dudes Club tries to follow the traditional Aboriginal model of sharing wisdom and knowledge around the feasting table. Topics discussed are planned by a client advisory and a primary health care physician is available for men to access primary care. Visit the Vancouver Native Health Society's website for more info.
TB Testing and Chest X-Rays
This is a joint partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control to test and educate the high risk population for Tuberculosis