Community HouseGillian Kolla, Rebecca Penn, Cathy Long (2019)
This evaluation was undertaken to examine the provision of services within these two Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS), focused primarily on the impacts on clients using the OPS. In the context of the withdrawal of funding by the provincial government, this evaluation also sought to explore the potential impacts if the OPS at Street Health and St. Stephen’s were forced to close. Furthermore, the report examines the implementation process, as well as the service delivery model to identify what worked well, and the challenges encountered. The ways in which both OPS work with priority populations such as people experiencing homelessness, women and members of the LGBTQI2S population, and people who inject stimulants like crystal methamphetamine is examined. Finally, stafing considerations are explored.
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