Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Personal hygiene is even more important when in quarantine
We’re well into month two of self-isolation here in Toronto. Loads of time to ponder the Covid-What-Ifs – What if I get it? What if my kids get it? What if I need to quarantine in our house? There’s no TV in the master bedroom!
For community members who are homeless or living in shelters in Toronto, their quarantine options are minimal. If they test positive for Covid-19 or are awaiting test results, the government has opened up ‘isolation hotels’ to help minimize outbreaks in highly vulnerable communities.
The hotels already have guests from all walks of life – homeless or precariously housed parents, mothers who have recently given birth, newcomers to Canada, people who use substances like drugs and alcohol, and refugees. There are currently 12 families in the hotel with kids under the age of six.
Meals and snacks are provided for the residents of the hotel in their rooms, along with mental health and social service supports. But that’s it.
How you can help
In most cases, the move to the isolation hotel is quick. No time to stock up on personal hygiene products needed for a 14-26 day stay at the hotel. You can support the folks from the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre by pooling funds for the personal hygiene products these families need – toothpaste, soap, and shampoo. We’ll make a trip to the dollar store to get the basics for these families who are dealing with more than their fair share.
$200.00 of $200.00 target
6 Troopers contributed
This need closed:
August 20, 2020