Van Hamilton Program

Offers free, on-call delivery of unused needles, condoms, and other harm reduction supplies, to people who use substances by injection and/or inhalation.  Service users are encouraged to return used needles for disposal.  Staff offer confidential support, education, and referrals to clients for services including addictions support, detox, health care, and shelter.  

Other harm reduction supplies include:

  • alcohol swabs
  • sterile water
  • cookers
  • ascorbic acid
  • filters
  • sharps containers
  • overdose prevention kits
  • safer inhalation supplies

This program operates in partnership with City of Hamilton Public Health Services and Wesley Urban Ministries.  Contact the AIDS Network to complete an application if you are interested in volunteering for this program.

Organizations that offer this Service
AIDS Network
Sites that offer this Service
Van Hamilton Mobile Site
Sunday:
19:00-23:00

Monday:
11:00-15:00 19:00-23:00

Tuesday:
11:00-15:00 19:00-23:00

Wednesday:
11:00-15:00 19:00-23:00

Thursday:
11:30-15:00 19:00-23:00

Friday:
11:00-15:00 19:00-23:00

Saturday:
19:00-23:00

Excluding holidays
Cell: 905-317-9966 (Text or call to arrange a meet-up)
Website: AIDS Network website Website: Public Health website
Eligibility

Open to all

Areas Served
Hamilton
Hamilton Downtown
Fees
Fee
None
Languages
English
Application Instructions

Call or text during program hours to arrange for the van to meet at an agreed-upon location

Contact
Krystin Kruttek, Van Outreach/Community Points Worker, AIDS Network
Sharalyn Penner-Cloutier, Program Coordinator, Van Hamilton, Hamilton Public Health
Shannon Little, Program Coordinator, Van Hamilton, Hamilton Public Health
Last Full Update
April 21, 2021