Street Saviours: providing crisis intervention by all means possible

The Street Saviours Outreach Society volunteers
The Street Saviours Outreach Society volunteers who patrol the DTES by group of 4 to 6 people, every night - Photo courtesy Street Saviours Outreach Society
John Zador - CFRO - VancouverBC | 29-11-2021
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The Street Saviours Outreach Society (SSOS) is a registered non-profit, secular, grassroots, all volunteer run organization. It provides outreach, emergency first aid, food items, overdose response, and harm reduction for those in need, during their nightly patrols of the streets and alleys of the Downtown Eastside.

The numbers currently average around five overdose deaths a day with 152 deaths by overdose in September alone .

Recently, reporter John Zador was invited to join the Street Saviours for one of their nightly patrols. On this occasion, he talked with two members of the society, Maegan Fox and Bobby Nikkhah. Meagan is an outreach leader while Bobby is a coordinator and communications director, as well as a medical team lead for the society.

Listen to the interview to learn more about the mission of the society and the challenges it is facing.