Sanctum 1.5 will be the first HIV prenatal care home in Canada. The goal will be to prevent the transmission of HIV to the unborn baby throughout pregnancy and at birth and to provide support in planning for the unborn baby through an integrated model of care. Sanctum will provide stable, supportive housing and healthcare support.
I want to gain a better understanding of the challenges and complexities of those who have not been given the same privileges in life as I have. I recognize that this is only 36hrs and it could never accurately depict the many barriers and complex issues faced by persons who must survive daily in poverty. However, I do believe that by participating in this event I will help raise awareness to some of the many challenges faced by this population which I hope will be a catalyst for change in this community.