Daily Morning Coffee with Elder Coordinator Kelvin Bee
8:00am - 10:00am: We open our doors to members of the community who may need somewhere to go early in the morning. Many community members are temporarily housed at nearby shelters and the shelters require people to leave in the morning. Our coffee program offers a hot beverage and the welcoming space of a drop-in where they may sit as they prepare themselves to start their day. The drop-in is an entry-point to food/meals, advocacy, referrals, resources, education, and other programming such as: housing, food bank, and social services such as: I.D. replacement, and culturally relevant Aboriginal Elders and to re-connect with their culture.
- Kelvin off Thursdays but coffee on
Drumming and Singing
Mondays - 10:30 - 12:00 noon
Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tuesdays 10:00am -11:30am AFDS
Strength based Life skills training model. All Nations Welcome. Facilitators begin life skills building journey on an individual basis. Intent of the circle is to assist individuals in balancing their personal medicine wheels in health, wellness and self sustainability and social inclusion. We create a culturally safe space to assist Chronic & Episodic Homeless individuals secure their housing.
Facilitators provide a meal prior to workshop. Once the nine spots are filled and the Circle begins with a sage smudge circle and prayer.
Workshop & Discussion are influenced by the circle of participants of the day of and guided by our Elders.
Topics Include: Traditional Teachings in: Four Directions, Goal Setting, Grief & Loss, Grounding, Ceremonies, Money Management, Cleansing, Communications, Tenant and Landlord Conflict Resolutions & Relation Building,Self care: Home care, Time Management, Public Education, Social Networking and Harm Reduction.
Inspired participants always share their additional wisdom and council and public & community announcements.
Transitions Service Program
Wednesdays 1:00pm -3:00pm AFDS
Continuous Intake and Interviews starting May 1st, 2017
Where: Aboriginal Front Door Society
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 8:30am – 4pm
About AFDS Transition Program:
The Transitions service program helps women, men and transgender (two spirited) people of all ages in the downtown eastside community to exit sex work using an Aboriginal Cultural approach. This is unique to the consortium.
Our peer support program helps sex workers transition into a healthy, positive lifestyle with support for employment, life skills, recovery, or any possible way. There will be inside and outside referrals. We will provide one-on-one sessions and group workshops and cultural circles every second week.
We base the needs of the clients from their intake and care plan. After you graduate the program we will still be there to support you.
Workshops/Circles will offer:
- Basic Life skills
- Employment Skills
- Individual support & intervention (housing, detox, health, etc.)
- Academic support
- Cultural teachings
- Outside/inside referrals
- Cultural activities (sweats, ceremonies, etc.)
- Peer support
- Access to Elders
The will be a lunch provided and bus tickets for the clients who attend the workshops or the one-on-one sessions. If you show up to 4 workshops/circles there will an incentive.
The workshops/circles start date is June 7th, 2017
Then every Wednesday 1pm – 3pm
Food Bank AFDS
Wednesday at 10:00am - until all given away
*Except cheque issue week
Bannock Give Away AFDS
Friday 9:30am - until all given away
*Except cheque issue week