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Levi Foy: Sunshine House is like “The Museum of Love”

Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource centre focusing on harm reduction and social inclusion. The team at Sunshine House, led by Executive Director Levi Foy, provide programming that fulfils people’s social, community, and recreational needs. Participants can come as they are and are not expected to be “clean” or sober.

Sunshine House has an abundance of programming – Brunch, 2S/Trans ID Peer Support, Street Feet, Gizhiwenimin, Like That and a first-of-its-kind, very innovative program called "MOPS" or the Mobile Overdose Prevention Site. In 2022 Sunshine House was granted the opportunity to start a Mobile Overdose Prevention Site, also known as MOPS. Sunshine House started service delivery as Manitoba’s first and only formal overdose prevention site on October 28, 2022. During the months leading up to the launch, the staff at Sunshine House decided on the locations in the community where MOPS would be stationed. Purchased an RV and got staff trained in first aid and emergency overdose response. According to Executive Director Levi Foy, “We chose an RV as the mobile unit on advice from the community who wanted to keep a comfortable and “homey” setting as opposed to a medical van.

The community was very receptive from the start, and once word started to spread Sunshine House was seeing 90 visits a day with 20 people a day using drugs in the RV. Sunshine House has created a safe, warm space where those who enter the doors are welcomed to feel like this is their home. Making that possible is evident by the passion that Executive Director Levi Foy has for the team at Sunshine House and the community that it serves.Facebook: Sunshine House

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