Taking it to the Street
ACNBA introduced a street outreach program to its services in 2012. Staff, peers and trained volunteers equipped with backpacks of supplies canvas the downtown area of North Bay on foot providing on-the-spot community referrals, first-aid, brief counseling, education, harm reduction supplies, snacks and weather kits. The outreach teams also conduct community safety checks, picking up discarded used needles as part of the Look Sharp No Sharps program. The goal of the outreach program is to extend free services to community members who may not be aware of ACNBA’s client services or who are unable to visit our office.
Call 705-497-3560 ext. 201 for more information.