There are a variety of unique challenges and needs faced by people who use drugs. We strive to provide services to address these needs in a comprehensive, harm reduction approach. Services are non-judgemental, stigma-free with a focus on reducing the harm from drug use. Services include: Education; Outreach and Harm Reduction Services; Safe injection/inhalation supplies and referrals to supportive services.
|NEEDLE & SYRINGE EXCHANGE – NALOXONE – HARM REDUCTION SUPPLIES|
Our Needle Exchange program is a confidential, non-judgmental service that provides:
-Condoms and Lube
All supplies are free of charge. We encourage people to drop off their used works.
Needle and Syringe/Harm Reduction Supplies are available at HARS (844a Princess St, Kingston) during regular office hours; as well as at the Integrated Care Hub (661 Montreal St, Kingston) 23 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Needle and Syringe Programs are a satellite program of Street Health Centre, located at 235 Wellington St. in Kingston. For more information, call 613-549-1440 E-mail: email@example.com or visit www.kchc.ca.
|UR WORX MOBILE HARM REDUCTION OUTREACH SERVICE|
The UrWorx Mobile Harm Reduction Outreach Service is a program offered through HARS in partnership with KCHC’s Street Health Centre and our local Public Health Units.
We provide comprehensive, nonjudgmental, and inclusive services to urban and rural communities within our catchment area (Prince Edward Hastings, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington, Leeds Grenville and Lanark counties.)
UrWorx Mobile Outreach Service offers:
• Harm Reduction & Safer Substance Use Supplies
• Naloxone Training and kit distribution
• HIV/Hep C testing
• Vein/wound care
• Information about safer substance use
• Basic needs items (food, water, blankets, etc.)
• Hygiene supplies
• Referrals to community agencies
For our schedule and locations, please call: (613) 329-6932.
|INTEGRATED CARE HUB (ICH) – 661 Montreal Street, Kingston|
Many members of our most vulnerable population are experiencing chronic homelessness and complex concurrent disorders. Individuals experiencing homelessness with lived experience of alcohol, drug and mental health diagnoses are among the most underprivileged and vulnerable groups in our society.
The Integrated Care Hub is a program of HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) in partnership with Street Health Centre, a part of Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) which serves to provide low-barrier access to care and services for some of our community’s most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.
The Integrated Care Hub at 661 Montreal Street in Kingston is open 23 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The core components of the Integrated Care are:
A drop-in centre where individuals can access food, harm reduction supplies, support, and community.
A Rest Zone.
Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) operated by StreetHealth Centre.
Integrated Care where community organizations provide broader social, economic and community health services to those we serve.
The values, policies and operational programming are informed by the pillars of:
Trauma and Violence-Informed Care
In addition, the project will place the lived experience of those we serve at the centre of the work, by engaging with individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, substance use and mental health challenges in the creation of programming and policies for the Hub.