Human Library - Street Outreach Worker book
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.
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.
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.