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Human Library - Street Outreach Worker book

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This Saturday, Jan 25, you can sign-out Street Outreach Worker book Pete Cassidy for a one-on-one conversation at the Human Library.

 

Pete will be on the shelf at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

 

Here, Pete describes why he decided to start up very own outreach program in the Byward Market 13 years ago.

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Pete now operates his StreetsSmarts program through Jewish Family Services of Ottawa. He carries a cell phone that he keeps turned on 24/7. Pete describes the callers on the other end of the line.

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In the Byward Market, Pete and his outreach team hand-out warm clothing and other basics to help people who are street-involved and struggling with mental health issues. Pete considers giving free hugs and unconditional love another important part of his job.

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