Boyle McCauley Health Centre, a one-stop point for all.
health advocate, social work Intern (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 October 2016
BMHC is a connection point for people facing systemic barriers in the community of Edmonton. Clients who come to Boyle McCauley Health Center get services at a one-stop point solution to their problems. This is because the agency is made up of multi disciplinary professional who are committed to support clients: Social Workers, Psychologies, doctors, psychiatrist, nurses, out reach workers, and addiction support workers. These are professionals who smile all the time, are friendly, supportive, and accommodating despite their personal life challenges. Everyday is different at BMHC and every client is tailored according to his or her needs.
Clients are friendly to the staffs because they know there will be supported the right way. Clients are supported to build resiliency, empowered to achieve goals, and get their voices heard in the community.
As a social work intern student at BMHC, my experience has help me to see life from a different spectrum and develop a sense advocacy to foster the lives of people marginalized in the community. Homeless is caused by individual and structural factors. As individuals we are all bound to life changing circumstances which can result to homelessness. For example, sickness, job loss, and other personal related factors.The system has created multiple barriers which makes it difficult for people to navigate and find solutions to their problems.
Forward ever and backward never as we continue to provide humanitarian support to people who are marginalized in the society.