Excitement filled the morning air on Friday, March 19. With our Street Outreach Center (The
Station) having implemented safety precautions to minimize staff and client exposure of COVID-19, youth have been frequenting The Station in smaller groups. Allowing a maximum of two youth inside the drop-in center at a time has helped limit the potential spreading among high-risk clients but has hindered a key aspect of The Station: socialization.
What almost felt like a party, YST united staff and youth for the first time this year for the Friday vaccine clinic. Thanks to the help of Morton Comprehensive Health Services, nearly 30 youth showed up to receive a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Along with our street outreach clients, YST was able to help administer vaccines for youth from Walker Hall!
“Everyone really enjoyed having young people around again!” says Amy Olsen, Director of Outreach Services. “We are certainly looking forward to reopening in early May!”
A big shout out to YST staff who helped make this special day possible by providing moral support for youth afraid of needles and by providing rides to youth who would have otherwise not been able to attend.