Carmichael Outreach has helped many people in the community through various programs, and now the organization is asking for help to renovate their new building.
The non-profit organization launched its Imagine initiative, which is a fundraising campaign to help with the costs of renovating their new building.
“When you imagine something, that’s not necessarily some sort of hypothetical dream that will never happen,” said Rochelle Berenyi, communications and projects officer with Carmichael. “We can imagine a better future and we can create a better future from that imagination.”
The organization had to move to a new building because it couldn’t keep up with the demand for services and couldn’t provide everyone with the help that they needed.
“We had five staff working out of one very tiny office, we only had one small space for programming and we just weren’t able to serve the community the way that we want to be able to serve them.”
Carmichael has been working out of a temporary space in downtown Regina since the beginning of October.
The temporary space has offered a few challenges, including people not knowing where they are located and being unable to provide certain services, such as their needle exchange program.
The new, bigger building will allow Carmichael to provide all their programs and offer other benefits, including the space to have people eat their meals inside the building.