What We’re Doing to Change the Narrative.
Our mission at PULSE is to improve the vitality of the south end neighbourhood and wellbeing of its residents. In order to accomplish our mission we committed to taking action in the following areas.
Food Purchasing Club
The FPC provides access to healthy seasonal produce at a more affordable price. Pooling money from orders allows us to purchase in bulk directly from wholesalers and we pass these savings onto club members. This service is available to anyone. $15 and $25 orders available. Pay it forward is also available.
PULSE supports the costs and efforts behind a special gardening committee for the Rainbow Community Garden. The garden is maintained by theis special volunteer crew who have prepared over 40 plus beds for the use of residents.
Help Yourself Pantry
Created by both residents and P.U.L.S.E Inc. over 3 years ago, the pantry opened its doors just months prior to the pandemic. A safe and friendly, non-judgmental environment where South End residents in need could received food items and connect with other programs and services in the building and surrounding community.
When the province first went into lockdown, neighbourhood organizations came together forming the Greater Saint John Emergency Food Program which delivered food hampers to those in need through out the city. In the Summer of 2020, we transition back into the Pulse Pantry providing pantry bags twice per month to those in need in the South End. In 2021 we served over 156 families and providing over 1500 meals to families.
In May as the pandemic ends, we are excited to transition to a Help Yourself Community Pantry which will allow residents to choose what items they need. Residents will be able to access the Help Yourself Pantry during our open hours Monday to Friday. If you would like to donate to this wonderful initiative call or email us at 632-6807 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PULSE provides support to low to moderate income residents to complete their taxes year-round and assist residents with completing government forms as well as faxing forms to various agencies.
In partnership with the City of Saint John, PULSE serves as a caretaker and advocate for the maintenance and future development of Rainbow Park as well as hosting annual Splash Pad Openings every June.
The Community Police office for the south end is located in the PULSE building. The community police officer who works collaboratively with citizens, schools, businesses, community groups and other organizations to identify and resolve issues that affect the well being and livability of the entire neighbourhood.
Through a partnership with the St Joseph’s Community Health Centre and Horizon Health, PULSE also hosts a Registered Nurse, (Kathy London-Anthony) who is available upon request to assist south end residents with many of their primary care needs.
There are senior programs put on by other organizations that PULSE promotes and champions.
PULSE is always on the lookout to provide food security with the needs of seniors in mind.
If you are in need of any of the services above, if you have a question, if you would like to get involved, or you have an idea you want to share with us please click the button below to find out how to contact us.
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday – Closed
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