$1,535.00 raised of $1,000.00 goal
Ken St. George
Albert House, Founder
Community Visiting Nurse
Mr. St.George, although newly welcomed within the homelessness sector, has dedicated his entire 13 year nursing career solely to the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals of the core areas of Winnipeg. This includes 11 years of community nursing in downtown Winnipeg caring for, case managing, and working with our homeless and at risk for homelessness populations at a front line perspective. During Ken's tenure working in the community, he continues to advocate for both vulnerable individuals as well as the framework of preventative and holistic nursing to promote a shift from simply assisting the homeless to actually being a part of the solution to end homelessness. Being both flattered and appreciative, Ken has been deemed by many as a community leader, as he pushes for the voices of nursing front lines to be heard to improve the lives of those living with mental and physical health complexities struggling with homelessness, in any of it's forms. From this, Ken's initiative, Albert House, is gaining the respect and support of many within the homelessness sector and beyond. Ken believes there is a reason why nursing is one of the most trusted professions globally. Nurses are multi-disciplined, empathetic, professional, problem solvers, critical thinkers, compassionate, yet unfortunately are often over looked and under utilized to assist in large, complex, urban issues. This will be Ken's first CEO Sleep out, and he is gratefully excited to continue to promote front-line nursing ideologies to be an imperative part of ending homelessness.
QUOTE "Working the front-lines of community nursing, myself and my colleagues have stepped into conditions that the majority of the population may have never seen before. Despair, discrimination, isolation, trauma, abuse, illness, hunger, and deplorable conditions are everyday struggles for our homeless. Diligence is everywhere, but many homeless individuals are complex, suffering from generations of trauma, and continue to fall through the cracks of current systems. Ending homelessness is a huge, complex task, but I believe that listening to those directly at the front line is absolutely crucial. Rarely is anything a one size fits all solution, and sometimes things do not fit within a policy, but collaboratively, this goal can be achieved. Please support this wonderful cause as we all explore multiple potential solutions to a complex, chronic issue which should not be tolerated in a country as fortunate as ours".