At The Go-Give Project, we believe in the importance of harm reduction as an evidence-based approach to reducing the risks associated with substance use disorders. Harm reduction encompasses a variety of programs and practices that are designed to help individuals reduce the harm associated with their substance use.
As a dedicated partner to Public Health, we are committed to doing our part in ensuring that our vulnerable community has access to new, clean supplies and education at all times. Through our efforts, we strive to promote a safer and healthier community for all.
The Mobile Outreach team of The Go-Give Project operates during the hours when other community resources are unavailable, primarily between 9:00 pm and 2:00 am. The team conducts regular patrols in our community's highest risk areas to provide assistance and support to those in need. We are committed to making a positive impact in our community, especially during times when vulnerable individuals may be left without resources or support.
FIRST AID AND PATIENT ADVOCACY
Helping keep our friends healthy is important to us. Oftentimes those actively living with substance use disorders are also at high risk for illness and infection. At Go-Give we provide on call first aid services and patient advocacy to ensure our friends are receiving the treatment they need and deserve.
NUTRITION AND SEASONAL SUPPLIES
Many of our friends living with substance use disorder are also recurrently homeless. The Go-Give team offers nutrition and seasonal supplies to protect against the elements during the night time. Both Northern winters and hot summers can pose health risks to our friends. Together we are able to help them stay as comfortable and safe as possible.
To date, our wellness check program allows us to assist individuals that do not qualify for emergency assistance. It also helps us keep regular attendance of our friends to ensure their well being and safety as regularly as possible. Working closely with both local law enforcement and the emergency department has been an asset in keeping our friends safe.
At Go-Give we understand how difficult it can be when our loved ones are suffering from addictions and mental health disorders however, for the safety and protection of our clients we must always obtain consent before releasing any information.
If you are looking to collect information on your loved one, please read our information release policy and complete the application form provided for you here.