The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
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Kamloops

Kamloops Streets

Outreach
The ASK Wellness Society provides a range of street outreach services designed to support members of our community facing homelessness, mental health, addiction, or a combination of these factors. This is done through a two-pronged approach of Harm Reduction and Education.
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Open from 8:30-4:30 daily (except for statutory holidays) and located at the back of our main office at 433 Tranquille Rd, the Overdose Prevention Site (OPS) offers harm reduction supplies (injection and inhalation) and services as well as education to our community. This location serves as a first point of contact for the homeless or anybody who is affected by substance use and does not know where to turn and from this site, we are able to connect people with health and housing services.
Other services offered by OPS include an observation room where people can use (injection only) under the supervision of a trained worker who can intervene if there is an overdose, walk-abouts in the community to clean up harm reduction materials and connect with our service population, distributing Naloxone kits, and a needle pick up hotline.

For needle pick ups or for more information on the Overdose Prevention Site please call Karly at 778-257-1292.
Testing is fast (5-10 minutes), anonymous (no personal data is collected), and free to the public. We offer 2 types of tests:

Fentanyl Dipstick
This test provides a rapid screening for fentanyl and is available at our 433 Tranquille Rd location during regular business hours.

Advanced Testing (FTIR Spectrometry)
This provides much more information including identifying drugs and cuts as well as the approximate strength of components in the required mixture. Advanced testing is nondestructive and drug samples can be returned.

If you have any questions regarding Community Drug Checking, please contact Kile McKenna at k.mckenna@askwellness.ca or by phone at 250-299-7219.
The ASK Wellness Society has trained hundreds of our fellow community members on how to provide life-saving Naloxone in case of an overdose. Training is offered in one to one or group settings, can be at our site or at yours, and is hands on.
For more information or to book a training, call Karly at 778-257-1292.
Social and Health Options for Persons in the Sex Trade (SHOP)

SHOP provides outreach and support services to people in sex work. This is done with a three part approach of Community Development, Outreach, and Programming. In SHOP we are rooted in harm reduction services and social justice practices. Our client centred approach ensures people are heard, valued, and supported.

The SHOP office is located at 433 Tranquille Rd and anybody looking to contact the program or get more information can e-mail shop@askwellness.ca. To contact the program by phone, call Jill at 250-571-4370 or Melissa at 250-320-1667.
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Education Initiatives
- Collaborative focus on those live at risk, are vulnerable, and youth.
- Continuum of choice and consent
- Red Light Alerts and community collaboration
Bridging Relationships
- Working with landlords and the Housing Outreach Team to compliment ASK’s Streets-Homes-Health- Employment continuum
Creating Opportunities
- Building relationships with businesses, neighbourhood groups, and other stakeholders
Improving Health and Safety
- We work to improve the health and safety of our community through crisis intervention and harm reduction strategies.
If you have any questions regarding Community Drug Checking, please contact Kile McKenna at k.mckenna@askwellness.ca or by phone at 250-299-7219.
- Street and Online Outreach
- Work Safe Practice and Education
- Anonymous Access to Condoms and Lubrication
- Red Light Alerts (links to red light alert)
- Access to Health/Housing Services
- Blood Borne Infections/Health Navigation
- HIV/HEP C information
- Advocacy
- Harm Reduction Supplies, Services, and Education
- Access to Clothing Room and Toiletries
- Shower and Laundry Facilities
- Internet Access
- One to One Supportive Counselling
- Support for Families of Sex Workers
1:00pm to 3:00pm Every Thursday

This nutritious meal is provided by our generous volunteers and allows Sex Workers to enjoy a warm meal and access to staff and street nurses.
***NOTE: Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are unable to offer the meal portion of this program, however we are still able to offer the health connect portion***

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Safe Suite
– A 24 hour staffed, confidential, and safe short term shelter.

- Support Sessions and Advocacy – SHOP staff work closely with community resources and are strong advocates for Sex Workers. We can help guide you to achieve your goals.
Evening Outreach
The ASK Wellness Society Street Outreach and SHOP Outreach collaborate to provide Outreach and Overdose Prevention Services to the Kamloops community.

Merritt Streets

Outreach

The ASK Wellness Society provides a range of street outreach services designed to support members of our community facing homelessness, mental health, addiction, or a combination of these factors. This is done through a two-pronged approach of Harm Reduction and Education.

The Society also provides Third Party supports for client who need to access government services but are unable to attend at Ministry of Social Development sites.
Open from 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday (except for statutory holidays) at our main office at 2196 Quilchena Ave. the ASK Wellness Society offers harm reduction supplies (injection and inhalation) and services as well as education to our community. This location serves as a first point of contact for the homeless or anybody who is affected by substance use and does not know where to turn and from this site we are able to connect people with health and housing services.
The ASK Wellness Society has trained hundreds of our fellow community members on how to provide life-saving Naloxone in case of an overdose. Training is offered in one to one or group settings, can be at our site or at yours, and is hands on.
For more information or to book a training, call the main office at 250-315-0098.
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