DONATION FREEZE

In light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Regina, we will unfortunately be putting a freeze on donations until further notice.

If you have already scheduled an appointment to make a donation and we have your contact information, we will be reaching out to you to cancel.

If you have scheduled an appointment and we do not have your contact information, we ask that you please contact us to cancel if at all possible.

All other previously scheduled donation drop-offs will be accepted.

In the meantime, we will be posting requests for specific donations onto our Facebook page periodically as the need arises, and will hope to start accepting donations again once things cool down a bit in the city.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 306-757-2235 ext. 1.

Take care, and stay safe! 🧡

URGENT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

March 16, 2020 – We know that the services we offer are absolutely vital, and have done our best to develop a strategy that will help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while maintaining our ability to offer services as best as possible. The well-being of our community is our top priority.

Until further notice, OUR CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED.  Programming will be move forward as follows:

 

HOUSING SUPPORT PROGRAM

Our Housing Support Programs will not be taking new intakes until further notice. Existing clients will continue to be served, and are asked to reach out via phone.

  • Housing Support Line: 306-757-2235 ext. 3
  • Doreen: 306 531 5158
  • Bernie: 306 531 9238
  • Robert: 306 531 7673

 

COFFEE ROOM

Although our coffee room will be closed, we will continue to make coffee each morning and hand it out from the front door of the centre from approximately 9:15 until we run out.

 

FREE MEAL PROGRAM

We will be serving meals from 1:00-3:00 (or until we run out) from the front door of our building.

 

CHILDREN’S NEEDS PROGRAM

We will be handing out diapers, wipes, formula, and milk from the front door between 9-12 on Mondays and Fridays only.

 

HYGIENE PROGRAM

We will be handing out toiletries from the front door between 9-12 on Wednesdays only.

 

PET FOOD

We will be handing out pet food from the front door between 9-12 on Wednesdays only.

 

FREE BOUTIQUE

Our Free Boutique will be closed until further notice. We are currently not accepting donations.

 

DONATIONS

We are not accepting donations of any items.

Food donations will be accepted, but will be limited to Mondays only. We will continue to accept recurring food donations that have been previously scheduled.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please:

  1. Visit http://carmichaeloutreach.ca/donate/ to make an online donation via credit card; or,
  2. Mail a cash or cheque donation to:  1510 12th Avenue, Regina, SK., S4P 0L5

 

Please take care of yourselves, remember to wash your hands, and try to avoid large crowds. Even if you aren’t worried about yourself, remember that there are people in our community who can be severely impacted by this virus.

Sincerely,

The Carmichael Family

The People’s Housing Summit and Walk

The ‘Enough Talk, Let’s Walk’ Housing Awareness Walk was a great success earlier this week. On Monday, over 50 citizens joined us to walk from North Central Community Association on 7th and Athol all the way to City Hall. There was a minor hiccup at City Hall, so after a few short presentations by our Acting Executive Director Alaina Harrison, and Marc Spooner, we headed to Victoria Park to continue our open forum. Many people shared their stories, including Peggy Frank who was driving across Canada with a seven-foot tall cocktail glass made of recycled pill bottles symbolizing HIV treatments in Canada. Afterwards soup and bannock was shared in the front walkway of Carmichael Outreach. The community event was a great success!

The following day The People’s Summit was held in the Library of the Hotel Saskatchewan as a way to give the general public a voice in the Housing Crisis, again with over 50 people in and out of the room. Alaina Harrison presented the Roof-Ready Regina document, poetry was shared, and people were again given the opportunity to share their stories. Both events were great successes; homelessness got a voice and we believe that the citizens of Regina heard that voice!

Thank you to all who attended, participated, and helped set up both events!

Please see our Gallery for more photos of the walk.

For more, please see the Metro News article.