STREETWORK RESULTS SNAPSHOT
Suicide: StreetWork saved seven lives in 2016, with early intervention. “For one life saved it’s a community saving of $6million per person, so that’s $42 million in saved costs and productivity losses,” says StreetWork CEO Helen Banu.
Back to school: 38 people reengaged with education in the last 12 months
Substance abuse: Youth substance abuse accounts for 20% of all presentations to emergency departments. StreetWork turns this around: “It’s never completely stopped but we help to see it reduced with safer practices used like safe sex when high, and needle exchanges.”