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Dal Student Nursing Outreach Initiative aims to have impact on the health of the homeless population of Halifax

Posted by Terry Murray-Arnold on November 20, 2023 in News, School of Nursing, Students
Nursing students Jessalee Luong-and Morgan Walsh are helping organize the fundraiser.
Nursing students Jessalee Luong-and Morgan Walsh are helping organize the fundraiser.

Dal School of Nursing Semester 3 students have partnered with Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH) to fundraise on MOSH’s behalf.

Funds raised from the event will go towards winter essentials (quality heating pads, socks, gloves, etc.) which will then be distributed to the homeless population of Halifax.

This event provides student nurses of Dalhousie University with the opportunity to have a direct impact on the health of the Homeless Population of Halifax.

This fundraising event includes a wellness basket worth over $350 and a $100 pizza party at Freeman's Little New York (Quinpool). Multiple entries can be purchased and two will be drawn to receive  prizes.

Ticket sales end this Wednesday, November 22 at 11:59 PM. Buy your ticket now!

“This year DUNS has aimed to be more action and community based. This shows through our classwork, labs, clinicals and group activities. As future nurses we aim to not only serve our clients but to support and work alongside our communities. The fact that our semester 3 advanced standing class has taken the initiative, especially as new students to our school, is amazing and DUNS is so incredibly proud of our new friends and colleagues.” Haileigh MacLeod, DUNS President.

About MOSH

Established in 2009, MOSH provides accessible primary health care services to people who are experiencing homelessness, insecurely housed, street-involved and underserved in our community. The MOSH team is a collaborative primary health care team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, an occupational therapist, physicians and administrative support. MOSH aims to meet people in spaces where there is a greater level of comfort, take primary health care to them, establish relationships and build trust as a means to improve their health outcomes.