Health and Wellness
"I use the showers at Our Place all the time. Being able to come and get clean makes me feel so much more alive. I never had that before."
Most of us take showering for granted. At Our Place Society, four shower stalls are available to those who don’t otherwise have access to the physical, mental, and social benefits of a shower. A good hot shower can clear the mind as well as the body, and the showers are kept spotless by OPS staff and volunteers, who clean them after each and every use. We provide shampoo, conditioner, shaving equipment and towels to our family members so they can spend uninterrupted time helping themselves feel refreshed.
Many of our family members spend a lot of time outdoors, often without socks and usually with shoes that don’t fit well. Serious foot problems are a common occurrence. Family members are invited to the hygiene area four mornings a week, where nursing and medical students from the University of Victoria and Camosun College provide much needed footcare.
Staying healthy while living on the street is hard at the best of times. Through our acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic services that are all offered once per week, our volunteer health professionals’ aim at reducing anxiety, stress, and pain.
For schedules and program times, visit the Program Info page.