Drug Related Harm Reduction Programs

Programs whose objectives are to protect people from the potentially deadly effects of the drugs they use, reduce HIV risk, increase access to treatment services and reduce public drug use and improper disposal of hypodermic needles and syringes.

 

Services

Phoneline for the National Overdose Response Service, a free anonymous phone service that people who use drugs can call if they are located within Ontario.

Offers a place to eat, drink, and rest.

  • restroom access
  • hygiene supplies
  • free clothing including socks and underwear
  • harm reduction supplies
  • referrals to social supports and housing

Provide services to those in Hamilton that are street involved to help reduce barriers preventing them from accessing important health care services.

Services include:

Temporary supervised injection site that operates as a lifeguard station for intravenous drug use. The site provides a safe environment, harm reduction supplies and immediate support in the case of an overdose. It is an anonymous service, clients do not have to self-identify.

Drop-in centre offering daily meals and recreation, harm reduction groups, health care services, professional services, housing support, and social engagement programming. Includes onsite health clinic and Ontario Works office.

A free anonymous phone service that people who use drugs can call if they are located within Ontario.

A Unitarian Universalist faith-based ministry offering support to marginalized communities in Hamilton.

Receives funding through the Fund for Unitarian Universalist Social Responsibility, United Way, and the Hamilton Community Foundation.

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