Healthcare at Street Level
People experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable members of our community. Many of our clients face barriers every day when accessing essential healthcare and social services. As such, all of our programs are delivered through a low-barrier, client-centered model under the principles of harm reduction.
In 2022-2023 Street Health delivered:
client visits for support and services.
nursing and mental health client visits.
client visits concerning identification (ID) and mail safe storage, with 3,555 pieces of ID processed.
client visits at encampments and on the street by the harm reduction outreach team.
client visits for harm reduction support at the COVID Hotels, resulting in 4,346 referrals and 16 overdoses reversed.
Safer Opioid Supply client visits for prescriptions, monitoring and support.
OPS client visits with 450 referrals (both internally to Street Health and other agencies).
community volunteer kit making sessions to help community members reduce their isolation, form connections and gain meaningful participation opportunities.
Harm Reduction Drop-Ins with 6,243 individuals receiving immediate supports, education and referrals.
Harm reduction kits distributed.