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Regent Park Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Regent Park Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Description: Regent Park Community Health Centre (RPCHC) was established in 1973. It is a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the health of Regent Park area residents and the community as a whole, by providing high quality, integrated primary health care services, health promotion services and community capacity building. Our priority is to reduce the health inequities experienced by low-income, immigrant & refugee, non-status and marginally-housed & homeless populations.

Harm reduction supplies and services reduce the health and social risks associated with alcohol and drug use — for the individual as well as the community. Staff distribute harm reduction information and materials on site and during outreach shifts. Workers provide information, referral and support to health and social services. Needle exchange supplies include stem kits, sharp containers, distilled water, ascorbic acid, syringes, alcohol swabs, filters and condoms.

Where: 465 Dundas Street East | Toronto, ON M5A 2B2

When: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening outreach shift. Service areas: south of Bloor, north of Lake Ontario, west of the Don River, east of Yonge Street.

Contact: Calvin Henschell or Dean Reid 416-364-2261 | www.regentparkchc.org

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them. Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: First and third Wednesday of every month. Drop in during business hours.

Contact: Andrea 416-977-9955 Ext. 254 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Women’s Harm Reduction

Group Name: South Riverdale Community Health Centre – Women’s Harm Reduction

Description: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) is a community-based organization that offers primary health care services and health promotion programs to a diverse community. We strive to respond to local issues and provide services in active partnership with our clients, patients, neighbours, community groups and professional organizations. SRCHC is funded by the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

The Women’s Harm Reduction Program is for women who use illegal drugs as well as women who use illegal drugs and work in the sex trade. The program was established to reduce the gap between women and men accessing the COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program. Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, crack stems, etc.), basic needs items (tampons, pads, underwear etc.), harm reduction counselling, support services and advocacy, referrals to doctors, nurses, counselors / case managers, detoxes, housing workers, shelters, Hep C education & treatment programs and more. *** Women can register, but are not required to. The COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program offers client cards with or without a photo for those who want to register with the program. To issue a COUNTERfit Client Card, we need your full name, your date of birth, and the first two letters of your mom or dad’s surname. It is OK to access the program without registering or providing any identifying information.

Where: 955 Queen Street East | Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

When: Women’s Harm Reduction Breakfast Drop-in: Tuesdays from 9-11:30 a.m. Women’s Hour: Mondays from 8-9 a.m.

Contact: Arlene Pitts 416-461-1925 Ext. 388 | www.srchc.ca | apitts@srchc.com

LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Group Name: LAMP Community Health Centre – Harm Reduction

Description: LAMP CHC is a multi-service, community based charitable organization that provides a wide range of programs and services to improve a person’s health. LAMP uses a co-ordinated approach to connect people to medical services and other programs that build personal resources. By providing services that improve physical, emotional, social and economic well being, people can better control their health and environment.

Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence. Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them.

When: Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Sarah Greig 416-252-9701 Ext. 287 | www.lampchc.org

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