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Regent Park CHC Consumption and Treatment Service

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The overdose epidemic has claimed the lives of over 4000 Canadians. In response to these tragic and preventable losses, Regent Park Community Health Centre has expanded our existing harm reduction services to include a Consumption and Treatment Service (CTS).

Bevel Up provides life-saving supervised consumption services in a low barrier, stigma-free environment to help reduce the growing number of preventable opioid-related overdose deaths.  We provide a touch point for wrap around services, referrals, harm reduction education and primary care for all who utilize our service.

Available Services

  • Supervised injection, oral and intranasal drug consumption
  • Naloxone and overdose response training
  • Distribution of harm reduction supplies
  • Referrals to primary care, detox, drug treatment, and social services
  • Accompaniments to appointments
  • Peer support
  • Healthy snack options
  • Case management
  • STI testing
Location

465 Dundas St. E.
(Ground floor)

Hours

Monday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Tuesday: 12p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Wednesday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Thursday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Friday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Contact

CTS Coordinator – Dayn Kent
Office – (416)-364-2261
Cell – (437) 332-1122
daynk@regentparkchc.org

Overdose Prevention and Response Training

These workshops are conducted by Harm Reduction Workers from RPCHC. Their primary focus is on opioid overdose response.

If you are an agency, local business or group who have identified a need for overdose response training in your setting, please feel free to contact us to book a workshop. We are happy to come to you and to tailor the workshop in a way that would be most appropriate and helpful for your setting and experience level.

Who is the training for?

  • Harm Reduction/Outreach Workers
  • Shelter and Drop-In Workers
  • People who use drugs
  • Local businesses that want to prevent overdose-related fatalities in the workplace (e.g. businesses with high levels of substance use in restrooms)
  • The public or anyone who feels they would benefit from this information

Topics include

  • Harm Reduction and trauma-informed approaches
  • Recognizing opiate overdoses
  • When to call 911 and the Good Samaritan Act
  • How to respond to an overdose
  • When to use chest compressions and/ or Naloxone
  • Airway management and rescue breathing
  • AED deployment
  • Atypical opiate overdose and fentanyl-induced muscle rigidity
  • Stimulant overdoses, seizures and overamping
  • Roleplaying various overdose response scenarios with manikin and equipment

Overdose Response Workshops have been on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are pleased to report that we expect to be offering in-person workshops again shortly in Winter/ Spring 2022.

Location

465 Dundas St. E.
(Ground floor)

Hours

Monday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Tuesday: 12p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Wednesday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Thursday: 9a.m. – 4:30pm.
Friday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Contact

Lindsay Windhager
416-203-4506 ext. 2283
Lindsayw@regentparkchc.org

The Downtown East Safe Opioid Supply Program (DEC-SOS)

SOS (Safe Opioid Supply)

The Safe Opioid Supply Program is a joint partnership with our clinical team.  SOS aims to reduce and prevent opioid overdoses by replacing unpredictable street opioid supply with prescription medications like Kadian and Dilaudid.  This harm reduction program does not require people to be abstinent from street drugs, all who use opioids can benefit from this program.  Priority access is being given to homeless people and those who are at high risk and are not well connected to existing health and social services. In addition to providing a safer supply of opioids, the SOS provides opportunities for clients to access a range of program options and wraparound services.  SOS operates as a collaborative program across three community organizations: Street Health, Regent Park CHC, and South Riverdale CHC. All programs are funded by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP).  SOS is staffed by Nurse Practitioner, Community Health Worker and a Registered Nurse.

Location

465 Dundas St. E.

Hours

Thursday: 9am – 11:30am

Contact

Calvin Henshcell
416-203-4506
Lindsayw@regentparkchc.org

For more information and information about referral/intake please call 416-364-2261

Harm Reduction Distribution

Harm reduction supplies and supports available by walk in:

Monday – 9 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Tuesday 12 a.m.- 4:30 a.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Contact

Lindsay Windhager
416-203-4506 ext. 2283
Lindsayw@regentparkchc.org

For more information – Contact – Harm Reduction Team – 437-997-6859 or  Lindsay Windhager – 416-203-4506

Sex Worker Drop In 

This program is for women, trans and non-binary people who have engaged in sex work in the past and/or who are currently engaged in sex work.

The drop in provides on the spot access to clinical services, social work, support/referrals and snacks.Every Thursday 10AM-12PM

Location

465 Dundas St. E.

Hours


Every Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Contact

Lindsay Windhager
416-203-4506

Harm Reduction at Sheltering Sites (iPHARE)

A City funded pilot that will run until March 2022. iPHARE was developed in response to Toronto’s substantial rise in fatal opioid overdoses and shelter related deaths which increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RPCHC has two full time Community Health Workers working in partner sites. iPHARE’s primary role is to implement onsite harm reduction services in collaboration with shelter partners, to increase overall harm reduction capacities and overdose preparedness across the sector, decrease stigmas affiliated with substance use and link community members to clinical care and social supports.

Location

465 Dundas St. E.

 

Contact

Lindsay Windhager
416-203-4506

Harm Reduction Community Care Project:

This project is a partnership led by PASAN with Street Health, Dixon Hall and RPCHC and funded by the City of Toronto Downtown East Strategy to clean up discarded harm reduction supplies in the Downtown East.

If you would like more information on the project or would like to report discarded items in your community, please email Tanya Yerashotis – Harm Reduction Community Care Coordinator at communitycare@pasan.org.

Project Voicemail – 1-866-224-9978 x 243

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Location

465 Dundas St. E.

 

Contact

Lindsay Windhager
416-203-4506

Consumption and Treatment Service (CTS)

During a time where the opioid emergency has taken the lives of over 4000 Canadians, the Regent Park Community Health Centre has expanded existing harm reduction services to include a Consumption and Treatment Service (CTS).

This service is intended to provide low barrier, life-saving harm reduction services in a stigma-free environment to help reduce the growing number of opioid-related overdose deaths.

Available Services

  • Supervised injection, oral and intranasal drug consumption
  • Naloxone and overdose response training
  • Distribution of harm reduction supplies
  • Referrals to primary care, detox, drug treatment, and social services
  • Accompaniments to appointments
  • A weekly day for women, trans and non-binary individuals who use substances
  • Peer support
  • Healthy snack options
  • Case management
  • STI testing
Location

465 Dundas St. East, 1st floor

Hours

Monday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Tuesday: 12p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Wednesday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Thursday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m. (Women, Trans and non-binary day)
Friday: 9a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Contact

Sydney Ferguson
416-203-4506

What’s the deal with Women’s Day?

Every Thursday the CTS services are reserved for women, trans and non-binary individuals only. The CTS recognizes that individuals need safe spaces to use drugs and want to support everyone in meeting their needs.

For everyone’s safety and comfort we use the following guidelines to share the space:

  • Women, trans and non-binary individuals have priority access to the injection room all- day
  • Women, trans and non-binary individuals who are in the space already will not be asked to share the space with male-identified individuals at any time of the day
  • Women, trans and non-binary individuals who want to be accompanied in the injection space by a male friend or partner for support or injection assistance can ask the staff about availability
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