We have a team of outreach and social workers who connect people, who have recently experienced opioid overdose and/or are at high risk for opioid overdose, to addictions care and support.
We help clients start treatment for opioid use disorder, connect to other health and social services, and provide general harm reduction and overdose prevention education.
Team (left to right): Robyn Kelway, Geoff Thompson, Rachel Smith, Jesse
Hilburt, Valerie Martin, Chris Dickinson, Erin Isnor, Skye Ruttle.
For further information about overdoses and substance use services visit www.vch.ca/overdose.
This service is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. but messages can be left anytime at (604) 360-2874.
?People can self-refer or get a referral from health care providers.
?Metered street parking is available. Buses 004, 007, 209 run directly past.
?For anyone who has recently had an opioid overdose, and/or who is at high risk for opioid in Vancouver, Richmond and the North Shore.