DTES Peer Contract: Raincity Partnership Announcement
As part of the DTES 2nd Generation Strategy, VCH has formally announced we are expanding our Peer Support program to the DTES, adding peers to nine programs which help some of the community’s most vulnerable residents. The peers will be hired and supported by RainCity Housing and Support Society who, in addition to their vision and stability, has a proven track record of being an innovative and collaborative partner. They also have peer employment embedded in every level of their organization. VCH’s expanded peer program follows extensive consultation with staff, physicians, community stakeholders and clients, aiming to improve access and strengthen connections to health care while at the same time improving the quality of care for vulnerable people living in the community.