Overdose Prevention Site

Come and visit!
You’re always welcome.

The OPS is there to provide an anchor for even just the simplest things, which can give people peace of mind.

~ Cosmo

Peer Coordinator, OPS

I know if there had been an overdose prevention site there at that time, he would’ve used it. And I might still have my son.

~ Darlana

Mother, Lund

Services:

  • Witnessed use (smoking and injection)
  • First aid and overdose response
  • Harm reduction supplies
    (bulk and premade kits) for smoking & injecting
  • Naloxone and training
  • Drug checking:
  • Snacks + Soap + Support

Where, When, Who

Location:
Community Resource Centre
4752 Joyce Avenue
Powell River

Open:
4:00pm – 8:00pm
7 days a week
 

Staff:
P
eople with lived and living experience with substance use

Overdose Prevention Site

OPEN:
7 days a week 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Community Resource Centre
4752 Joyce Avenue
Powell River

Staff:
P
eople with lived and living experience with substance use

About the Overdose Prevention Site

 

Trained staff and peers provide people who use illicit drugs with a safe space to be monitored while they use, to help prevent and recover from overdoses. Vancouver Coastal Health provides clinical support and harm reduction supplies, while LIFT Community Services, a local not-for-profit agency, staff the site.

The service is also being funded by VCH as well as Powell River’s Community Action Team (CAT) which includes members from 67 local organizations including municipal government, Tla’amin Nation, first responders, frontline community agencies, experts, residents and families with lived experience.

Learn more…

Naloxone kits distributed

Drug check tests done

People employed

Visits

Overdoses

Transfers to Hospital

Beyond the Stigma of Drug Use:
People Who Use Drugs Speak Out

Part I:

Part II: