The focus of Outreach is to increase supportive environments for individuals infected with, or at risk of sexually transmitted blood and body fluids infection (STBBI), including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis.
The Outreach social worker provides support for individuals and connections to community supports and services.
The goal of the SIGN Outreach Program is to decrease the stigma of STBBIs through community engagement and education as well as increasing access to supportive services and resources for individuals.
Presentations and education are available on many topics including HIV, Hepatitis C, and harm reduction.
The program has offices in Kamsack at 359 Queen Elizabeth Blvd. East and in Yorkton at Room 106, 345 Broadway St W.
For more information contact the Outreach Social Worker.
Box 368, Kamsack, SK S0A 1S0
SIGN Outreach was recognized Thursday night, May 9, at the 28th annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research held in Saskatoon.
Outreach social worker Candice Nelson is attending the conference, sponsored by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. On Thursday night during the conference opening, several programs through Saskatchewan were acknowledged, including SIGN Outreach.
“The SIGN Outreach Program has a very dedicated staff, Candice, that travels around the Parkland area to support people living with, or at risk of HIV in any way they may want to address barriers they may face, such as simple things like getting ID, bank accounts or maybe just finding donated maternity clothes.”