Harm Reduction Supports for 24 hour Drop In During Overnight Hours

Along with our empathy, caring, non-judgment, harm reduction trauma informed care – where we meet women where they are at.  Below is a list of tools available during the overnight hours that might assist women with their needs during the overnight hours.  While the list has been generated with the harm reduction community specifically in mind they can be used with any of the women accessing the drop-in during the overnight hours.

  • Candy and Chocolate, chewing gum
  • Juice and water
  • Small quiet space dedicated to symptom management
  • Hot Pack/ Ice packs
  • Foot baths with Epson salts
  • Facial masks
  • Nail Polish
  • Staff available for activities ie. Puzzles, games
  • Counselling
  • Ice chips
  • Staff available to go for smoke breaks
  • Food/Sandwiches
  • Blankets and Mats
  • Staff to do check-ins

Training:                                                            

All staff will be supported to take the City of Toronto Harm Reduction training and naxalone training.

If you do not have this training please speak to the Drop In Coordinator to arrange this at the earliest convenience.

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Save the Date – All Staff Meeting on October 17th

Agenda and location will follow later.  As last staff meeting this one will be off site.  We are doing the second round of bug spray so in addition to the staff meeting the same bed bug preparation will have to be prepared.

Participants will need to clear the space at 7:30 am on the 17th and will be allowed back at 7:30 pm.  Postering announcing the closure should happen by the end of this week.

The All Staff Meeting

The All Staff Meeting will be on Monday, September 26th at 9:00 a.m. sharp; Wrap will be 4:00 p.m. sharp

The location is one some of you are familiar with:

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker House)

Meeting Room

60 Lowther Avenue  (Bedford & Lowther)

Lunch will not be provided.

Absolutely no one will have any access to Sistering Drop-In on this day during this time because we will be spraying  for bed bugs.

Thank you.