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Foot Care for The Homeless

You might take your feet for granted. Healthy and happy feet make for a happier life. When we cannot keep our feet healthy, it can create many other issues and discomfort, affecting our mental health and causing other physical problems. One Step Foot Care is a local Okanagan foot care business partnering with The Upper Room Mission and other homeless shelters to help care for our most vulnerable neighbours’ feet!  

We had the privilege of having some of One Step Foot Care‘s nurses in training come and give many of our guest’s pedicures and exceptional foot care on May 18th & 19th. Our guests were treated with kindness and respect and, after a wonderful foot care experience, were given a fresh pair of socks to keep their newly cared-for feet soft and comfortable. 

Personal hygiene can help keep a person feeling dignified. Many people experiencing homelessness and poverty cannot keep up with these sorts of things because of a lack of access to services or mental health issues. Offering care supports such as our shower and laundry services, alongside community partnerships with organizations such as One Step Foot Care, is an excellent way for us to help those most vulnerable in our community in a tangible and caring manner. 

We are so thankful for how community members like the team from One Step Foot Care partner with organizations like The Mission to offer extra support and care for those in need. Seniors are most at risk for complications regarding foot care. We were happy to see some of our senior community members able to access this program as well as our guests experiencing homelessness. 

Do you have a business or connection to another organization that could support our guests in a meaningful way? Let us know, or send them our way. We are always looking for more opportunities to connect our guests to valuable resources in our community. The more we work together, the more significant impact we can make. 

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