The Bridge Outreach Overdose Prevention Services begins home deliveries of Harm reduction supplies

Harm reduction at home

Harm reduction supplies are now being delivered to homes with help from The Bridge Outreach Overdose Prevention Services.

According to The Bridge Youth and Family Services Society, in 2021, overdose was the leading cause of death in 19 to 39 year olds within B.C.

Currently in B.C., approximately six people die per day from overdose, ranking more deadly than motor vehicle incidents. A total of 84 per cent of those deaths occurred inside, with 57 per cent occurring in private residences.

The Bridge Youth & Family Services Outreach Overdose Prevention Services (OOPS) team now delivers harm reduction supplies to Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country area.

The Outreach team delivers Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Friday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The following supplies are available: 0.5cc syringes, 1cc syringes, alcohol swabs, bubble pipes, coloured straws, cookers, fentanyl test strips, foil, glass stems, naloxone kits, screens, sharps disposal boxes, stem/crack kits, sterile water, tourniquets, tubing and vitamin C.

Bulk supplies are limited to availability. Discreet delivery can be arranged by calling or texting 250-258-4938.

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