In celebration of the 12 days of Casey House Christmas December 18-29, 2020
1st day: One pharmacist. This spring, Casey House welcomed pharmacist Jonathan Smith to join the integrated team of health care workers caring for clients. Pharmacists play a key role in holistic approaches to health care.
2nd day: Two #smashstigma TV shows to expose HIV stigma. We wrote HIV into the lives of lead characters from two iconic TV shows after a survey showed people would rather see their favourite character die than be diagnosed with HIV. Visit smashstigma.ca
3rd day: Three nights of June’s HIV+ Eatery. Smashing stigma family-style with delicious food made with the help of 14 HIV+ chefs. Get a taste of it here.
4th day: In Canada, someone is diagnosed with HIV every 4 hours and Health Canada’s recent approval of an HIV self-test means there is finally a safe, simple and effective HIV testing option for Canadians.
5th day: Casey House research appeared in five peer reviewed research publications, contributing to a growing body of knowledge of HIV and judgment-free health care.
6th day: Six Untold Stories of Stigma, see the faces and hear stories of how stigma impacted six people living with HIV and how they learned to flourish at smashstigma.ca
7th day: Seven days left to qualify for a 2020 tax receipt. Donate now
10th day: Ten bed surge unit built in our dining room this spring. Our small but mighty contribution to Ontario’s hospital capacity during the pandemic.
11th day: The inpatient team accessed over $11,000 from our care and comfort fund to provide clients with much-needed necessities, such as a mattress to sleep on, a cell phone to remain connected with their community workers; and home cleaning for hoarding and bedbugs so they can move back into a safe and healthy space.
12th day: A 12 week group based physiotherapy exercise program– clients benefit from a a 60 min class 3x/week for 12 weeks led by physiotherapist and RN that includes warm-up, eleven circuits, cool down and stretches