WHO WE ARE
POSSE is a youth-driven, harm reduction and human rights training and peer outreach project, for youth between the ages of 15-35. 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.
WHO CAN GET INVOLVED
Youth ages 15-35:
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
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.
Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) facilitates non-judgmental Harm Reduction and Human Rights training for youth and young adults ages 15-35 to provide peer support, crisis intervention, harm reduction street-level outreach, services and education while fostering communities of care.