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  • Lisa Graham

Safer Communities Presence at the Eastwood Community League Block Party

August 27, 2019 | The Safer Communities Initiative team was out at the Eastwood Community League Block Party in Edmonton, offering a safety option to some of the most vulnerable of that city. In an effort to expand awareness of the program, the group worked with community organizers to spread information on the project to the Edmonton community.

They event was co-sponsored by the Edmonton Police Service and Arts on the Ave. The evening was well attended by the residents of the neighbourhood who enjoyed live entertainment, food, crafts, free haircuts and information booths from area support agencies.

Present at this year's event was Iceis Rain (star of APTN's Queen of the Oil Patch) which will air an episode featuring the Safer Communities Initiative in Season 2.

About the Safer Communities Initiative:

Across Canada, many people are alone and vulnerable every day. Those fleeing domestic violence, hitchhiking, working in the sex trade, and dealing with the effects of mental illness, addictions, and homelessness are particularly at risk. Aware360, BC SafetyLink, Technology Helps, and Telelink partnered to spearhead the Safer Communities Initiative to bring technological innovation to the aid of vulnerable populations. The program uses smartphone-based technology to offer people help whenever they need it by ensuring access 24 hours a day to a judgement-free real time response service.

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