• Main Office: 511 Pelissier Street, Windsor, ON N9A 4L2 | Satellite Office: 67 Adelaide Street South Chatham, Ontario N7M 4R1
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Harm Reduction – Key Activities

Practical Assistance

Practical Assistance varies from year to year and depends on population specific needs and the availability of resources. For this fiscal year, the following programs/services are available:

Needle Syringe Program (NSP)

The NSP works diligently to meet individuals where they are at, rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of personal health and lifestyle. The program provides education surrounding wound and abscess care, safer injection information and risk reduction strategies. The NSP also provides the following resource distribution services:

  • Sterile unused needles
  • Safe inhalation kits
  • Sharps containers
  • Used needle disposal
  • Ties and cookers
  • Swabs, sterile water and filters
  • Condoms and lubricant

Food & Nutrition Program

Through the NSP, nutrition information and fresh food is available to individuals, such as (but not limited to):

  • Fresh produce
  • Sandwiches, pastries and bread
  • Coffee and water

Please note that the above is also subject to availability based on supply and demand.

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Community Programming

Safe Sharps Collection Program

In an effort to improve public health and safety, residents can call our Harm Reduction staff to report sightings and the location of discarded sharps (syringes, needles, etc.). Our team of staff and volunteers trained in the safe removal of sharps will collect and safely dispose of any sharps discarded in the community.

Naloxone Program (Windsor Only)

The Naloxone Program is offered in partnership with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. The program focuses on mitigating health risks associated to drug use by empowering opioid users, their friends and family to recognize the signs of overdose, learn how to administer Naloxone and ultimately, save lives.

Mobile Outreach

Our compassionate team of Harm Reduction staff and volunteers provides monthly harm reduction community outreach services to predetermined locations within Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent. During our monthly outreach, community members can access:

  • Needle Syringe services (as listed in the NSP section)

  • Informal health and risk reduction counseling

  • Information and referral services

  • Fresh food (based on availability)

For questions regarding our mobile harm reduction community outreach services call our outreach line: (519) 257-9646.

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