Door Service

central-streetfront

Supplies to support health and wellbeing.

We're open for drop-in pickup of kits with soap, shampoo, safer substance use supplies and more for any one who needs it.

We started providing essential items for free to people in our community in the summer of 2020. We're happy to be able to continue offering supplies from our door!

Hours

*SUMMER HOURS*

Tuesday 5pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 9pm
Friday 5pm - 9pm

Door Service is one component of the harm reduction work at Central Neighbourhoods.

Harm reduction programming and initiatives aim to be non-judgmental, pragmatic and compassionate (“come as you are”). Harm reduction does not work in isolation. It requires an integrated, cross-sectoral approach to ensure a continuum of care and support for individuals, their families, and their communities. The benefits of harm reduction are that it increases knowledge and awareness, transparency, accountability and participation, dignity and compassion, universal and interdependent rights, incremental change, and challenges policies and practices that are harmful or maximize harm.

What's on the Menu

Safer Substance Use and Safer Smoking Kits

  • Pipes / Bubbles
  • Stems
  • Syringes
  • Tourniquets
  • Cookers
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Sterile water
  • Fentanyl test strips
  • Naloxone

Safer Sex Supplies

  • Latex Condoms
  • Latex-free condoms
  • Lube
  • Oral dams

Menstrual Care

  • Pads
  • Tampons

Dental Care

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Hygiene supplies

  • Soap
  • Lip balm
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Face, body and hand lotion

Clothing & Seasonal Items

  • Socks
  • Sunscreen

COVID-19 Health and Safety

  • Masks
  • Sanitizer

Snacks

  • Hot drinks (hot chocolate, coffee, tea)
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit bars
  • Bottled water
  • Other tasty treats