Housing Responses to the Opioid Crisis in the Lower Mainland
The Fentanyl crisis in BC claimed nearly 1,000 lives in 2016, and housing providers in the Lower Mainland are identifying ways to minimize the harm for people who inject drugs. One such approach is the creation of Shared Using Rooms in non-profit housing developments. This harm reduction approach provides an alternative for tenants who would otherwise be using alone in their rooms, and ensures a faster response by staff in case of an overdose. Join us for an engaging discussion with housing providers who have implemented Shared Using Rooms. They will share their experiences of setting up the sites, relationship management and what they’ve learned along the way.
Presenters: Janice Abbott, Atira Womens’ Resource Society; Andy Bond, PHS Community Services Society; Shayne Williams, Lookout Emergency Aid Society and Shannon Riley, Vancouver Coastal Health
4/20/2017 10:00 AM - 4/20/2017 11:30 AM