Positive Wellness Groups, Individual Support and Youth Programming
unbroken Chain, Indigenous Harm Reduction Program
Our program was created in 2018 in response to the declaration of the public health crisis in British Columbia of the the overdose epidemic, through an initiative sponsored by First Nations Health Authority.
Currently our programming provides support to individuals impacted by the overdose crisis, including people with lived and living experience, family and friends and youth. and those who are at risk of homelessness and are experiencing homelessness. Housing is an essential part of harm reduction.
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Services, Events, and Projects:
We provide outreach support, community education, youth outreach, resources and referrals and case management supports. Our services are available to Indigenous and non- indigenous individuals. Our harm reduction supports include Indigenous connections to Elders, healing circles, beading circles, talking and sharing circles, gatherings and community building.
During the COVID pandemic we have also provided care packages through a wellness initiative funded by the First Nations Health Authority, to Elders in the community with support and coordination from our Youth Leaders , Volunteers & Peers. We have also provided ongoing support to individuals that have been impacted by the dual health crisis’s.
We also provide Naloxone training and are a registered site distribution location to provide Naloxone kits.
Our Youth supports, have included monthly Youth Hip Hop Nights, Mic Drop Rap Writing Workshops in partnership with Comox Valley Lifelong Learning Center. We provide harm reduction education to youth and also provide volunteer opportunities for our youth to be involved in all of I.W.S.S. events and cultural gatherings.
We participate in multiple community action groups, forums, meetings, including but not limited to the Comox Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, Comox Valley Drug Strategy Team and the Homeless Response Team.
Please feel free to contact us at the main number listed on the contact info with questions, referrals and if you are seeking support.