Twelve days of Casey House Christmas 2021

In celebration of the 12 days of Casey House Christmas

1st day: One new website. This summer, Casey House launched, an easy to navigate, informative hub with a more contemporary design. Explore today.

2nd day: Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Our pharmacist and nurses have been providing clients with COVID-19 vaccines at Casey House, helping increase access to this vital health service.

3rd day: Three new position statements on harm reduction. Improving health care and outcomes for people who use drugs requires judgment-free, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed care; increased access to a diverse range of harm reduction services and supports; and progressive drug policy that promotes the health, dignity and human rights of people who use drugs. Read the statements here

5th day: Top five health charities. Casey House was proud to be listed among Charity Intelligence Canada‘s top five health charities and top 100 charities in Canada. Read more here:

6th day: Six recipients of The Casey Awards. The awards recognize leadership in HIV/AIDS and social justice. Read the tributes to Bob Leahy, Sean Hosein, Alphonso King Jr., Gregory Robinson, Prairie Harm Reduction, and Martha McCain.

7th day: Seven days a week of inpatient care. Casey House offers inpatient clients 24-hour care by doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals, including social work services, mental health support and supervised consumption services.

8th day: Eight days left to qualify for a 2021 tax receipt. Give generously before year-end and your donation will qualify for a 2021 charitable receipt. Donate now

9th day: Nine medical students are doing a community-based learning student placement at Casey House, learning about our philosophy of engaging compassion to deliver our holistic approach to health care.

10th day: Ten weeks until June’s HIV+ Eatery. We’re smashing stigma again in March with three nights of delicious food made with the help of a team of HIV+ chefs. Get a taste of June’s here.

11th day: Eleven dimensions in our new Multipurpose Resilience Assessment & Evaluation Tool. This custom client inquiry guide enables clinical staff to assess resilience in diverse aspects of an individual’s life such as Access to health care, Impacts of substance use, and Food access & nutrition, which helps them create holistic care plans for each individual.

12th day: Clients grew more than 12 varieties of plants in the Love Family Healing Garden on our rooftop as part of the day health program garden group which supports multiple aspects of mental health, including: carrots, bok choy, sweet pea, zucchini, cucumber, melon, peas, beans, corn, ground cherries and herbs. The produce is incorporated into meals by the kitchen crew, and also sent home with delighted clients, helping address food insecurity