The Vinery Alternative program supports approximately 15 indigenous and non-indigenous students aged between 13-16 years old from all over Vancouver. Our program culture is positive, affirming and passionate and aims to serve this resilient population of students who have complex issues and needs. Due to the complexity of our students’ needs and issues, the team have been creatively resourceful and realistic in what we can offer our youth, particularly with their day-to-day stressors around their basic needs (Food/Clothing/Necessities). For example, we are aware of the immense struggles and barriers that frequently impact our students and their families daily. Often, our youth will present to school without having eaten. They are also often wearing the same clothing from day to day and often their clothing is not suitable and appropriate to the climate.
The purpose of the Food/Clothing/Necessities is to address the basic needs of our students throughout the 2020/2021 school year.
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