More than A Food Bag

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Breakaway Addiction Services

Let's remind our underserved communities that they aren't alone

You don’t need to scroll far to find social posts highlighting minor nuisances caused by our new self isolated world – untouched hair roots, gel nails grown out, and family bickering due to close contact.

Disruption from self isolation is manageable for most, but for those suffering from discrimination who have struggled in the past to find a community where they belong, a shift back to isolation can be traumatic.  The Pieces to Pathways Program, offered through Breakaway Addiction Services, is Canada’s only substance use support program for LGBTQ youth ages 16-29. Like most community run programs, they have scaled back their support to members during the coronavirus pandemic.

As an alternative to their drop-in programs, they’re providing members with non-perishable food bags for pick-up.  An important gesture to show their members that they may be isolated but they’re not alone.

How you can help

The P2P team is looking for boxes of granola bars, rice, beans and pasta to add to their food bags.  Troop will aim to source and fulfill these items from a local shop, Amazon or Instacart depending on availability.  All delivery charges and a tip for the shopper will be covered by Troop.

$500.00 of $500.00 target

10 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
April 22, 2020

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More Details: Breakaway Addiction Services

As one of Toronto’s top addiction service organizations, Breakaway Addiction Services offers comprehensive and effective harm reduction services and a full range of addiction treatment services that are amenable to an individual’s needs and goals. Their services are offered through community-based facilities with a focus on street and community outreach.

Harm reduction is at the core of their practice. By incorporating a set of practical strategies that reduce the negative consequences of drug use, they are able to support people who use drugs to live better, according to their own definition of better, while addressing the conditions of use, along with the use itself. Their programs are delivered by 30+ dedicated staff members to over 3,000+ Toronto residents annually.

Three years ago the Pieces to Pathways program was adopted by Breakaway Addiction Services, and supports 150+ people annually.
Location: 
27 Boustead Ave

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