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Feb 28, 2018
James Mullinger & Friends
Wednesday 28th February
Jennifer Irving Photography presents
James Mullinger & Friends in support of Outflow Homeless Shelter
featuring: Brent Mason, Jessica Rhaye, Benjamin Morgan & James Mullinger
At: Yuk Yuk's Saint John
7.30pm Show starts
$27.10 HST Incl.
In Support of Caitlyn Colquhoun and Jayme Hall's (Executive Director at Outflow) dental initiative for Outflow Homeless Shelter
James Mullinger says:
"Outflow in Saint John house many homeless people every night. A very generous dentist (Caitlyn) wants to offer free work to them but they just need a bit more equipment. So myself and Jennifer Irving are doing this show to raise them the funds they need to give these people the dental work that they deserve. And at the same time delivering the best show you'll see this year."
Caitlyn Colquhoun says:
"This project was started by myself (Caitlyn Colquhoun) and Jayme Hall (Executive Director at Outflow). Outflow is a Christian based non-profit organization that runs a men’s homeless shelter in Saint John. They also provide approximately 800 meals per week over five nights, and work in housing the men that use the shelter. They also have started a for-profit construction company, Catapult Industry, which provides jobs for the men at the shelter.
When I was in dental school, I knew that I wanted to provide dental care for the underserved populations in Saint John. The dental assistant school in Saint John closed while I was in dental school and Outflow was able to purchase some dental equipment from them.
From there, a committee was formed of community partners who recognize the need for a collective approach to provide oral health care for those living within the five high priority neighborhoods in Saint John. Partners are currently represented by Community Health, Dental Professional Community, Department of Social Development, Henry Schein (distributor of dental care supplies), Outflow Ministry, Public Health, and Student learners. The clinic is located in the upstairs portion of the Outflow shelter. The proposed project would provide dental care to those individuals typically not accessing this service unless in an emergency situation. The service would eliminate the cost barrier to oral health care for those residents not being able to afford care.
Volunteers will be providing oral health care, assisting to establish the clinic and day to day operations. The plan is to start small by providing care once/week and increase service once the resources are available to expand. Currently, more funding is needed before the clinic is operational, so in the meantime, dentists around the Saint John area have been seeing some of the patients that are on a lengthy waitlist. The clinic had one open house in April, which started the waitlist of people who need to be seen."