Overview of Social Sector


Street Angel

 

Operation Street Angel

Operation Street Angel brings awareness to the poverty issue that are within our area. The program is designed to assist persons facing adversity by providing continued support, outreach and community inclusion as well as guidance and awareness of the services available to them.

Operation Street Angel follows the fundamentals of the Ktunaxa Nation Vision Statement

Strong, healthy citizens and communities, speaking our languages and celebrating who we are and our history in our ancestral homelands, working together, managing our lands and resources, within a self-sufficient, self-governing Nation.

 

Services offered at Street Angel (from 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM) include:

  • Dinner (served every day EXCEPT for Wednesdays). Cost is $1 per meal
  • Free shower facilities
  • Laundry facility (50 cents for soap)
  • Internet work stations
  • Free DVD rentals (50 cent deposit for first time renters)
  • Nightly snacks at 8:30 PM
  • Free local and long distance phone calls
  • Emergency clothing/hygiene products
  • Coffee and juice daily
  • Harm reduction kits
  • Court support
  • Socialization
  • One to one support

Referrals offered at Street Angel:

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Outreach Nurse
  • Aboriginal Patient Navigator
  • Native Court Worker
  • Mental Health referrals
  • Referrals to community resources, including doctors, nurse practitioner, mental health and other health-related issues
  • Ankors/Needle exchange
  • Community Connections Society
  • KNC Employment referrals
  • Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services referrals
  • Ministry for Children & Family Development
  • Community Living BC
  • East Kootenay Addictions Society
  • Homeless outreach
  • Salvation Army
  • Food Bank
  • Kootenay Transition House/Haven Gardens (CMHA)
  • Outreach Counseling Services

Programs offered at Street Angel (from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) include:

  • Urban/Aboriginal Health Liaison:
    • Discharge & planning
    • Doctor follow-ups
    • One to one support in hospital as requested
    • Triage with Community Health Nurses
    • Liaison with First Nation Health Authority
  • CLBC Programs including referrals
  • ESS Program – employment support for marginalized people
  • Advocacy for individuals requesting support with:
    • Child and Family/MCFD
    • Legal Aid applications
    • Ministry of Social Development forms (SA and PWD)
    • Low income housing applications
    • Family Maintenance

 

Street Angel is located at #46-17th Avenue South, Cranbrook, V1C 3W3.

streetangel@ktunaxa.org

Phone: 250-420-2756

Fax: 250-426-4663

www.ktunaxa.org