WHO WE ARE

POSSE is a youth-driven, harm reduction and human rights training and peer outreach project, for youth between the ages of 15-30. POSSE educates youth to become peer outreach workers within their community. Trained youth then assist and educate their peers, reaching youth where they're at, during street-level outreach, regarding violence, homelessness, harm reduction, substance use, sexual health, exploitation, human trafficking, human rights, and sexualized violence.

 

A team of peer outreach workers (possibly you!) are trained in effective outreach work and will provide peer-driven, non-judgmental support in harm reduction outreach; to assist youth in decision making, coping, and problem-solving. POSSE is operating in the communities of Sipekne’katik First Nation and area, Sackville, and Windsor/West Hants.

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WHO CAN GET INVOLVED

Youth ages 15-30:

  • Empathetic, caring and open-minded individuals

  • Anyone with familiarity or interest in learning about homelessness, crisis intervention, harm reduction, diversity, systemic oppression, sexual health, human rights, mental health, violence prevention, and/or HIV/Hep C prevention

why get involved

  • The opportunity to make positive change within your community

  • Free training in harm reduction strategy, mental health crisis intervention, safe sex and more

  • Volunteer hours as a peer outreach worker/educator that will look great on your resume

  • Latest training in harm reduction, diffusing violence, sexual health and more

  • Transportation support is available

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Call, text or reach out via our contact page. Please be prepared to disclose your name, age and contact information. Drop-ins and friends are welcome and encouraged! POSSE is non-judgmental and provides education, support, service navigation, crisis intervention and supplies with the goal of reducing harm.