Hello All, here is a list of resources to inform your clients about:
Purpose Health Van:
Seven nights per week from 6pm-1am
Collect drug samples for FTIR drug checking, supplies for safer sex, inhalation, snorting and injection. Bad date reporting, shelter referrals, snacks, blankets, overdose response and more. 604-351-1885.
Safe Injection Site (Health Contact Centre):
Mon-Sun 3:30pm-10:30pm, located behind Purpose, across from the New West Skytrain station on Alexander St. Directly across from the back of Ki Sushi and behind the Anvil Centre. Snacks, coffee, harm reduction supplies, FTIR drug-checking, overdose response. Injection-only inside, but Outreach staff closely monitor the cameras for people who are inhaling outdoors and quickly respond to all overdoses.
FTIR Spectrometer Drug Checking Services:
Monday-Friday 11am-4:30 pm at Purpose Society 40 Begbie St, New West
Mon-Fri 6pm-10:30pm at the Safe Injection Site, located behind Purpose, across from the New West Skytrain station on Alexander St
Sat and Sun 3:30-10:30pm at the Safe Injection Site, located behind Purpose, across from the New West Skytrain station on Alexander St.
Emergency Weather Response Shelter (EWR):
at the back of 502 Columbia Street, directly across the street from Columbia Skytrain Station, BEHIND the former Army and Navy building. Low-barrier. Cots, pillows, warm blankets, food. 8pm-8am, seven nights per week. Wake-up at 6:30am, breakfast and outside by 7:45am sharp.
Lower Mainland Purpose Society:
Harm reduction supplies at reception from 8:30am-4:30pm. Rent Bank (Burnaby, New West, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows), ID Replacement, Housing Supports, Digital Inclusion (access to internet/computer use, free cellphones and laptops when available). Peer Group 2pm-3pm on Tuesday’s (stipend, coffee and snacks). No-barrier doctor/clinic on Wednesday’s from 12-4pm. Come to 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster Mon-Fri. 604-526-2522.
Every Wednesday from 1-4pm, no-barrier. Be sure to come early to ensure an appointment with Dr. Conway. 40 Begbie Street, New West, behind the Anvil Centre, entrance is underneath the skytrain track, across from Waves Café.
By appointment only, call Purpose and ask for Francie: 604-526-2522.
New West/Burnaby/Maple Ridge Rent Bank, by appointment only:
Training days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:30am-5pm.
Peer Support Network:
Every Tuesday at 2pm at Purpose Society. Stipend, snacks, hot drinks, harm reduction supplies, relevant presentations and activities.
40 Begbie Street, New West, behind the Anvil Centre, entrance is underneath the skytrain track, across from Waves Café.
Digital Inclusion Program:
Free cellphones and laptops when available. Access to Internet/desktop computers and assistance with Internet searching.
Ask for Colin, Lola or Sydney Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm at 40 Begbie Street, New West, behind the Anvil Centre, entrance is underneath the skytrain track, across from Waves Café.
G.O.A. Overdose Bereavement Support Group, Starting Dec. 5, 6pm-8pm
Thursday: meetings are a facilitated education group where information & tools are offered around grief from overdose.
Monday's: are "group" for sharing experiences. 502 Columbia St, New Westminster, in the old Army & Navy building across from Columbia Skytrain station. Columbia St. entrance. Attendance is open to anyone who has lost someone to drug-related harms, no registration required. Come as often as you like, sharing is optional. Participants must not be visibly under the influence of drugs/alcohol to attend this meeting, as it could be upsetting/triggering for grief-stricken folks.