Injection Drug Use and Harm Recuction Program
The IDU and Harm Reduction Program provides outreach and support to Indigenous people who use drugs. We work from a culturaly safe place to ensure the needs of our people ar met through a continuum of wholistic care. We provide FREE access to clean drug use supplies such as needles and utensils, snorting, smoking and inhalation supplies, and condoms, lube and basic health and sanitary needs such as chapsticks, clean waters, matches, ties and more.
We also supply traditional medicines and resources to access traditional supports through community networks.
We work to raise awareness and conquer stigmas through our educational talks and workshops which are co-developed and led by our peers who bring a wealth of lived experience and expect knowledge. We aim to reduce barriers to our People by educating our partners and friends in the service sector to broaden our collective awareness and responsibility to promote inclusion and access in a safe and holistic way.
We offer support services and access to resources, referrals to services and programs such as mental health, housing/shelter, treatment, employment and much more.
Our Peer Outreach Workers are our champions out there and they work tirelessly to promote harm reduction in our communities and to ensure continued opportunities for peer engagement and training and greater access to peer-led programs and services. For more information about ourIDU Program please contact our IDU Program Coordinator Alison @ IDUcoordinator@oahas.org