Important Notice: Service Changes Due to Covid-19
To our Sherbourne communities,
As we continue to actively monitor this rapidly evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, our hearts and minds are on those affected by the virus. As a program of a healthcare organization, we also want to reassure you that the health and safety of our service users and staff are always our top priority. We have taken important measures that impact our programming and services as part of our response to containing the spread of COVID-19. While these decisions have been difficult, they are vital to ensuring we keep our Sherbourne communities safe. We are actively monitoring the latest available information about COVID-19, and are committed to promptly communicating any ongoing updates which may affect your care at Sherbourne. Thank you for your support, patience and understanding. For ongoing updates on service changes, visit Sherbourne’s website.
*EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2020*
To all service users and visitors to Sherbourne Health,
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are making changes to our services as precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of our Sherbourne communities.
Starting Tuesday, March 17th, each individual who arrives at our building (i.e., staff and service users) will be actively screened for travel history and symptoms prior to entering. If cleared, staff, service users and people assisting service users will be permitted to enter. Those who do not meet the criteria for clearance will be redirected accordingly.
THE LATEST ON COMMUNITY GROUPS AND DROP-INS
ONSITE GROUPS AND DROP-INS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As a safety and precautionary measure all onsite community groups and drop-ins are cancelled until further notice. These groups include:
- SOY (Intersections, BQY, TFC, Affirm, Express)
- Gender Journeys
- Diabetes Support Group
- Learning Kitchen
- Hep C Group
- Craving Change
- Getting Started
- Newcomers Cooking Together
VIRTUAL GROUPS CURRENTLY RUNNING
- Select virtual support groups are being offered for the following:
- SOY weekly community check-in group for LGBT2SQ youth; Contact email@example.com more information.
- Mature Trans Sisters (MTS) virtual weekly support group; Contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
- Newcomers to Canada support groups, in partnership with settlement service organizations; Contact Dyshni email@example.com for more information.
The health and safety of our communities are our top priority and we are actively monitoring the latest available information about COVID-19. Please speak to a staff member if you have questions. Thank you for your understanding.
spring/summer soy mentor training dates
Do you want to be a SOY mentor? Our spring/summer training session begins Monday, May 4. We encourage applications from members of trans and non-binary, newcomer, refugee, and Black/African/Caribbean communities.
Training will take place the Monday evenings of May 4, 11, 15 and June 1, 2020, from 5-9 pm at Sherbourne Health. We’ll discuss issues that affect queer, trans and non-binary youth as well as anti-oppression and anti-racism, among other topics.
Learn more or apply today.
What is SOY?
As an LGBT2SQ youth or young adult, you are resourceful and important. You are the expert of your own life and have found ways to survive if not thrive.
Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an innovative community development program of Sherbourne Health. SOY is a set of health promotion services and programming centered on supporting the health and well-being goals established by LGBT2SQ youth and young adults, many of whom are homeless, racialized and newcomers to Canada.
We support your goals, strengths, resourcefulness and success
We can support you with:
- Goal Planning Service with Youth Resource Workers
- Evening health and well-being groups
- Mentorship and peer leadership programs
- Our Internal Housing program
- Health promotion and systems work
Guided by your goals, we work with you to restore, maintain and improve your overall health and well-being.
Explore your goals with peers in our weekly health and well-being groups
PLEASE NOTE: Dinner is served from 6-6:30 pm; programming runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
|Intersections: SOY’s Tuesday health and wellness hub||Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm|
|Black Queer Youth (BQY): Black, African, Caribbean or Black-identified multiracial youth and young adults||Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm|
|Express: Newcomer and refugee youth and young adults||Wednesdays, 6-8:30 pm|
|Trans Fusion Crew: trans, non-binary and gender-questioning youth and young adults||Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm|
Supporting Our Youth is designed to support you to restore, maintain or improve your health and well-being.
For more details about SOY, read our blog post Recent and upcoming program enhancements at SOY.