Help reconnect folks with healthcare
Healthcare Providers Against Poverty is a group of healthcare workers who strive to make healthcare provision equitable for all. Since the COVID 19 pandemic started, healthcare has made a large shift towards telephone or virtual access. HPAP members have noticed a worrying trend: those without phones are struggling to get healthcare. Many of our neighbours in shelters or encampments are currently without phones, and therefore without access to vital health supports.
HPAP is proud to share our second donation drive, Connections for Neighbours. The goal of this drive is simple: provide telecommunication technology to people who are vulnerably housed so they can access healthcare and other supports. We have been lucky to work with the incredible community advocates at the Encampment Support Network (ESN) to get an understanding of what supplies are needed and access a channel for the distribution of supplies.
We are collecting used cell phones and chargers as well as monetary donations to purchase monthly phone plans for those who are given the donated cell phones. See info for phone drop-off or PayPal donation link below!
In a country where we are so proud of equitable healthcare, efforts such as this are of utmost importance to ensure that our healthcare system truly does remain accessible for all.
Cell phone drop-off location: Cafe Pamenar, Kensington Market
Address: 307 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2M2
Hours: Monday- Friday, 830am-midnight, weekends 10am-midnight
We will arrange pick-up of the phone if you let us know the location
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for pick-up!
HOW TO PREP YOUR PHONE FOR DONATION:
Any amount helps. Thanks for giving xo-Healthcare Providers Against Poverty