Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Old Skool Outreach

It was not just any other day of outreach. On this day, Brandywine Counseling was rollin' thicker than usual. On May 21, 2007, the existing team of 5 dedicated outreach workers grew to about 20.

Old Skool Outreach was a successful effort to bring former outreach workers, including James Harrison and Shay Lipshitz, together with the present team in order to promote Brandywine Counseling's needle exchange program. The approach was "old skool" in that we kept it simple and real.

We walked miles across the city spreading the message of hope, recovery, health, and safety. We encouraged drug users to enter treatment, enroll in the needle exchange program and most importantly get tested for HIV.

It was very exciting and we were greatly appreciative to work with all of the people that were willing to come out and show their care and concern for the people in the city they serve.
We hope this successful effort will continue and this one be marked the "1st Annual Old Skool Outreach Effort."
We would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Kirkwood Detox and Brandywine Counseling, Inc. for volunteering their energy and time.

  • 20 Outreach Workers
  • 5 Hours of Outreach Work Completed
  • 3 Neighborhoods Covered
  • 150 People we talked to
  • 400 Condoms and safe sex kits distributed
  • 6 newly enrolled NEP participants
  • 10 people who got tested for HIV

1 comment:

Matt said...

I'm sure James and Shay had a blast doing outreach again. I hope they will drop by and tell us about it!