Every community needs a Helen Boyd, that is, someone who can see solutions to community challenges. As a nurse and counselor, Helen Boyd addressed the health and support issues for the homeless in the Comox Valley. Her unique solution is called “Care-A-Van”… it is an RV outfitted as a clinic that follows a regular route around the region providing confidential and respectful care to those who are without addresses and telephones. The van provides services such as medical and dental care, psychotherapy, pharmacy and optometry, all under the auspices of the Comox Bay Care Society. Helen demonstrates the power of one individual to make her community a better place.
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