Community Wellness Bus

Earlier this year, the Community Wellness Bus was launched this spring and is available at several downtown locations throughout the week on a regular schedule. The goal of the Community Wellness Bus is to provide easier access to health and social services, improve health outcomes, and reduce gaps in mental health and addictions areas through an evidenced-based model. First aid treatment and supplies, someone to talk to, support for basic needs, harm reduction supplies, and light snacks and refreshments are also available. The main objectives are to provide outreach services to meet community members where they are at, to deliver culturally sensitive care and be a pathway for individuals to access health and social services, to improve community safety with an added presence and community engagement, and to rebuild trust with the community and enhance wellbeing.