Fife House’s Peer Engagement Worker, Craig discusses his experience with Fife House and what it means to him to work within our Community Programs.
“Being the Peer Engagement Worker at Fife House gives me many amazing opportunities to interact with our residents, volunteers and Peers around education about HIV, Hepatitis C, and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections (STBBI’s).
I think one of the biggest challenges that our clients and residents are facing during this time is the memories, fears, anxieties, stigmatization, and self-isolation that came during the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s and 1990s. Being a part of Fife House’s Community Programs Department gives me a chance to connect on a daily basis with our clients to ensure that their holistic self (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual) remains nurtured every day.
Bringing our residents 3-4 hot meals a week gives me and other members of the Community Programs Team a chance to conduct wellness checks to ensure our residents remain healthy during this unprecedented time.”
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of staff like Craig, Fife House is able to continue providing Hope, Help and Home to some of Toronto’s most marginalized populations. To Learn More About Community Programs, visit https://www.fifehouse.org/programs-services/community-programs/.