This week, we are thrilled to introduce you to another amazing team member, Jolien Lowley. Jolien, or “Jo” as she is more well-known around here, is the Housing Outreach and Intake team lead. Having worked at ASK Wellness Society for almost four years, Jo holds a wealth of knowledge!
WHAT LED YOU TO BE INTERESTED IN WORKING FOR ASK WELLNESS SOCIETY/THE SOCIAL SERVICES FIELD? I lived with addiction previously and wanted to help people in the community.
WHAT MAKES YOU MOST PROUD ABOUT YOUR ROLE WITHIN ASK? I am proud when someone walks out of my office with a smile on their face, knowing they will be okay. If I can only help by lending an ear, well that’s okay! Sometimes that’s all a person needs!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Love to go for walks and park hopping! I’m also currently learning how to bead!
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU JUST CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Timmy’s and my kiddos
CAN YOU TELL US A FUN FACT OR SOMETHING FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I recently learned how to long board and love it
The Housing Outreach team helps to find housing opportunities for those who are unhoused, provides rental subsidies, offers daily living and hygiene items for those in need, and connects folks to other resources in the community – among many other things! Jo leads the team through it all to make it happen and, ultimately, to help support thousands of people across our Kamloops community! Thank you, Jo, for all your hard work and your dedication in supporting our program participants. We hope you enjoy a summer full of beading, long boarding and time with your family!