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<div class="ExternalClassB4962630BA514E5A9C58AE1A4D5FB15C"><h2>A community program for women and children<br></h2><p>Sheway is a Pregnancy Outreach Program (P.O.P.) located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The program provides health and social service supports to pregnant women and women with infants, who are dealing with drug and alcohol issues. The focus of the program is to help women have healthy pregnancies and positive early parenting experiences.<br></p><ul><li><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1706" target="_blank">Sheway Fact Sheet</a> (PDF)</p></li><li><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1707" target="_blank">Sheway's Model of Care</a> (PDF)</p></li></ul><h2>Sheway provides:<br></h2><ul><li><p>Daily hot lunches<br></p></li><li><p>Weekly food bags & milk support<br></p></li><li><p>Nutrition counselling and prenatal vitamins</p></li><li><p>Practical support for securing medical care, housing, advocacy and social benefits</p></li><li><p>Prenatal and postnatal care</p></li><li><p>Well baby care, child and adult immunizations</p></li><li><p>Parenting support<br></p></li><li><p>Referral and access to support groups and community resources</p></li><li><p>Concurrent disorders and trauma counselling</p></li><li><p>Contraception counselling and provision</p></li><li><p>STD/HIV counselling and testing<br></p></li><li><p>Baby food, formula, toys, diapers and baby clothes - when available<br></p></li></ul><h2>Donate<br></h2><p>There are many ways for individuals and groups to help Sheway provide for those in need. Get involved today! Click the button below to make a donation to Sheway through VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. <br></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="/PublishingImages/donate-button.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br></p><h2>Volunteer</h2><p>Being a volunteer at Sheway provides many opportunities, including gaining work experience,  meeting other interesting people, and contributing to the well-being of those in the community. <br></p><p>For more information on volunteering at Sheway, please visit the <a href="">VCH Volunteer</a> page. <br></p><div><h2>Sheway is a partnership governed by:</h2><ul><li><p>The Vancouver Coastal Health Authority</p></li><li><p>Ministry for Children and Family Development</p></li><li><p>Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society</p></li><li><p>YWCA of Vancouver<br></p></li><li><p>Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction<br></p></li><li><p>Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society <br></p></li></ul></div><p></p></div>533 East Hastings 216-1683<div class="ExternalClassA7BF5D8D5068474EB91F9EDD39A192B7"><h2>Clinic Drop-in Hours<br></h2><p> Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.<br></p><h2>Clinic staff are available by phone<br></h2><p> Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.<br></p><h2>After-hours emergencies </h2><p>Contact your nearest emergency centre or contact the free 24-hour <a href="" target="_blank">BC Nurseline</a> at 8-1-1 (or 1 (866) 889-4700 if you are deaf of hearing-impaired).<br></p><h2>Available Medical Healthcare Providers</h2><h3>Community Health Nurses<br></h3><p> Sheway clients and children may seek health care from Sheway's Community Health Nurses in a number of areas including prenatal care and education, STI and well-woman care, PAP tests, contraception, well-baby and child care, and immunizations. (Outreach and home visits can also be arranged.)</p><p>Drop-in hours: Monday to Friday 9:15 am – 4:00 pm</p><p></p><h3>Counsellor<br></h3><p>Counselling is available at Sheway on a full-time basis to provide clients and their families with confidential counselling, education, and support to promote healthy lifestyle choices, as well as referrals to treatment programs.</p><p>Drop-in hours: Monday to Friday 10:30 am – 3:30 pm<br>Appointments available upon request</p><p></p><h3>Family Physicians</h3><p>Sheway clients and children may choose to see the Sheway physicians as their family doctor. The doctors provide primary care services, prenatal care, and Addiction Medicine- including Opiate Replacement Therapy</p><p></p><p>Drop-in hours: Monday to Friday 9:15 am – 4:00 pm</p><p></p><p>* Pregnant women also have access to a doctor on call 24/7 through BC Women's Hospital.</p><p></p><h3>Psychiatrist</h3><p>Sheway clients and children may see a Psychiatrist who specializes in psychiatric assessments for issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, PTSD, and parent and infant psychotherapy.</p><p>Drop-in hours:<br></p><ul><li><p>Women-centred mental health services: Wednesdays 10:00- 4:00 pm<br></p></li><li><p>Children-centred mental health services are provided through RICHER by appointment<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><h3>Dental Care Service Providers</h3><p>Clients' children may see a hygienist at Sheway once a month to provide cleanings and referrals as needed.</p><p>Please make an appointment at the clinic or call 604-216-1684.</p><p></p><p>* Emergency or adult services can be found at <a href="">Reduced Cost Dental Clinics</a> (Source: BC Dental Association)</p><p></p><h3>Pediatricians</h3><p>Sheway clients and children may see a Pediatrician from the RICHER Program who provides developmental assessments and/or care at the Sheway clinic, that meets the unique needs of children and families in Vancouver's inner-city neighbourhoods.</p><p>Call 604-216-1684 for an appointment<br></p></div>(604) 216-1684V6A 1P9BC49.2813512,-123.0924716<div class="ExternalClass3C3E9A21945E4C2786688FA2F1E2C991"><p>​Any woman who is interested in accessing Sheway services can drop in during the regular drop-in hours Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. <br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass298CB595BB3D45CD8EB2B6B5916C8C87"><p>Sheway is a voluntary program that provides services to women who:<br></p><ul><li><p>Are pregnant and/or parenting infants/children<br></p></li><li><p>Have a current or recent history of drug and/or alcohol use<br></p></li><li><p>Live in Vancouver<br></p></li></ul><p>Any woman who is interested in accessing Sheway services can drop in during the regular drop-in hours 10:30-3:30 Monday to Friday. </p><p>No referral is necessary.<br></p></div>ShewaySister organizations Staff at Sheway<div class="ExternalClassFFFC2586BDF14B96A904870755972560"><h2>Sister Organizations in BC</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Downtown Eastside Women's Centre</strong></a> (Vancouver, BC)<br> The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre provides resources, support, and access to a number of programs, including Harm Reduction, Housing Outreach, and Advocacy Services, to women and children in the Downtown Eastside to promote positive change in the community.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Fir Square</strong></a> (Vancouver, BC)<br> Located at BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre, Fir Square is the first hospital-based Combined Care Unit Program in Canada that provides health care to substance-using women and substance-exposed newborns in one hospital unit.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>HerWay Home</strong></a> (Victoria, BC)<br> HerWay Home,  a "one-stop access" program in Victoria for substance-using pregnant women and recent mothers. The program provides a range of primary health and social services to women and children.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre</strong></a> (Surrey, BC)<br> The Maxxine Wright Community Health Centre, a program at Atira Women's Resource  Society, provides a range of health and social supports to pregnant women and women with infants, who are affected by substance use and/or violence and abuse.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Mothers for Recovery Support Group</strong></a> (Kamloops, BC)<br> Mothers for Recovery Support Group, is a program that helps women and mothers to develop a social support network that will facilitate their path to recovery from substance use.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>YWCA: Crabtree Corner</strong></a> (Vancouver, BC)<br> YWCA Crabtree Corner provides a healthy and secure environment for women and their families in the Downtown Eastside. Located in one of Canada's most impoverished neighbourhoods, Crabtree Corner helps women and their families improve the quality of<br> their lives. Helping to meet the needs of the community, Crabtree provides a range of programs and services such as a safe, affordable transitional housing, single mothers' support group and short-term early learning and child care.</p><h2>Sister Organizations in Other Provinces</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Breaking the</strong></a><a href=""><strong> Cycle</strong></a><strong>  </strong>(Toronto, ON)<br> Breaking the Cycle is an "early identification and prevention program," at Mothercraft College, that provides services, which address maternal substance use and mother-child relationship issues, in order to reduce risk and improve development of substance-exposed children.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Centre for Northern Families</strong></a><strong> </strong>(Yellowknife, NWT)<br> The Centre for Northern Families, operated by Yellowknife Women's Society, provides accommodation, health and social services and programs to women and children afflicted by poverty due to emotional, physical, substance, or sexual abuse and trauma.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>CUPS: Health & Education Centres</strong></a><strong> </strong>(Calgary, AB)<br> Program provides housing, health, and education programs and services to individuals struggling with poverty.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Street Works</strong></a> (Edmonton, AB)<br> Street Works offers health, social, and legal services to individuals who are injecting drugs or work in the sex trade industry.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass00CFB44EC9CA4E5CAD7814BC757B1E05"><h2>Staff at Sheway include:</h2><ul><li><p>Counsellor</p></li><li><p>Community Health Nurses</p></li><li><p>Social Worker</p></li><li><p>Dietitian</p></li><li><p>Infant Development Consultants</p></li><li><p>Health Care Workers/Outreach Workers</p></li><li><p>Family Physicians</p></li><li><p>Cook</p></li><li><p>Client Engagement Worker/Receptionist</p></li><li><p>Medical Office Assistant</p></li><li><p>Coordinator</p></li><li><p>Aboriginal Community Support Worker</p></li><li><p>Family Support Worker</p></li><li><p>Administrative Assistant</p></li><li><p>Psychiatrist</p></li></ul><h2>Sheway also works directly with:</h2><ul><li><p>Pediatricians from the RICHER program specializing in developmental assessments </p></li><li><p>An Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Speech/Language Pathologist from both Robert and Lily Lee Community Health Center and the Centre for Ability<br></p></li><li><p>Musical Therapist from Vancouver Aboriginal Health Society<br></p></li><li><p>Fir Square at BC Women's Hospital supporting pregnant women during their hospital stay<br></p></li></ul></div>

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