Since 2016 British Columbia has been dealing with a toxic drug supply crisis that has resulted in the deaths of over 14,000 people in the province. In response to this crisis, the Purpose Society his launched a number of services.

Our Health Contact Centre is not only a safe consumption site for people who use IV drugs, but also a place where our neighbours and friends receive compassionate assistance, such as peer support and community referrals to health clinics, counselling, etc.

Our main office reception area on Begbie Street provides harm reduction supplies to local people in downtown New Westminster.

Our Mobile Health Van provides harm reduction supplies to those people in neighbouring area’s of Metro Vancouver who can’t make it to our main office.

Our Nightly Shelter provides not only harm reduction supplies, but also a light supper and small breakfast, along with a safe warm place to sleep.

For some people who receive these services, it will be a step towards improving their health. For all, a place where people care about them and meet them where they are in life.

 

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