WHY CELLPHONES?

HOW CELL PHONES CAN CREATE CHANGE IN VANCOUVER.

 
 
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Although other initiatives have distributed phones without SIM cards, which can still make 911 calls, Connect Vancouver provides phones with a full plan paid for through crowdfunding, so users can make and receive calls — particularly important when seeking work or trying to access services.
— Vancouver 24 Hours
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A cellphone is capable of functions that can prove immensely useful to an at-risk individual. It provides ready access to emergency and support services that are crucial to an at-risk individuals survival.

CRITICAL 911 EMERGENCY SERVICES

24/7 CRISIS AND SUICIDE HOTLINE SUPPORT

HEALTHCARE AND ACCESS TO MEDICAL SERVICES

 
 
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We believe a cellphone opens access to a multitude of valuable resources, services and assistance that would otherwise be inaccessible to many of our users. When combined, these resources form an invaluable support network that helps enable personal growth and development. 

ACCESS TO MORE THAN 21 SHELTERS ACROSS VANCOUVER

ADDICTIONS SUPPORT AND OTHER SERVICES

COMMUNICATION WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND SUPPORT NETWORKS

 
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More than anything, a cellphone provides individuals with a means of staying connected to society. Be it through staying updated with news, ensuring they have medical services, or simply needing to keep occupied in public without judgment, a cellphone empowers it's users.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND A VITAL CONTACT NUMBER FOR JOB INTERVIEWS

ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, INCLUDING IMPORTANT SERVICES LIKE EMAIL

 
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