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. The harm reduction program at LAMP offers a drop-in and access to gear, naloxone, safe use kits, and staff support.
The services provided through the drop in include regular street outreach, supply distribution, kit making, safe disposal of supplies, condom distribution, sex worker supports, as well as drug and drug use information. Our harm reduction program provides workshops for people who use drugs, their allies, and service providers as well as peer-based services and support, volunteer opportunities and referrals both within LAMP and in the community.
SERVICE TIMES AND UPDATES
The drop-in space is not available for July. For now, kits and access to other harm reduction supplies is available during our Adult Drop-In Hours in the program, and at LAMP main reception entrance area. Outreach teams are also still going out. If you need to reach them for gear, please call or text Jordan at (416) 557-5649.
Jordan is also available in person every Monday evening from 3 pm-8 pm to meet with anyone who needs gear, training or support. No appointment is required. Just let reception know you’d like to speak to Jordan.