WELCOME TO THE STREET CONNECTIONS WEBSITE!

**NEWS: Free take-home naloxone kits are now available to people who inject opioid drugs, like fentanyl, morphine, and heroin. For more information, visit our Overdose page or call us at 204-981-0742. 

 

Street Connections is a mobile public health service. Our goal is to reduce the spread of sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), including hepatitis C and HIV, and reduce other drug-related harms.

We are part of Healthy Sexuality and Harm Reduction in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) Population and Public Health Program.

Public health nurses and outreach workers staff our van, which drives around the city every evening except Sunday. You can also find us during the day from Monday to Friday in our office on the main floor of 496 Hargrave St.

We base our services on a harm reduction philosophy. This means that we support programs and policies that improve the health of people who use drugs and support people in their efforts to keep themselves and the larger community safe, without judging people for their sexual or drug use practices.

 

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Van Routes

Monday to Thursday

6:35 - 6:45 pm

Stop at 705 Broadway

6:50 - 7:00 pm

Stop at Sargent and McGee St.

7:10 - 7:20 pm 

Main Street area near Higgins

9:45 - 9:50 pm   

Stop on Andrews St. near Selkirk Ave.

10:00 - 10:15 pm 

Stop on Main Street near Jarvis Ave.

10:40 - 10:45 pm

Juno St.

10:50 - 11:00 pm   

Stop at the corner of Notre Dame and Isabel

11:15 - 11:30 pm

Cruise Assiniboine Ave & Osborne Village

11:35 pm - 12:30 am

North End, Ellice, Sargent, & Juno St.

 

Friday and Saturday

Call 204-981-0742 to find us!

 

 

Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)

What do you mean by harm reduction?

The International Harm Reduction Association defines harm reduction as “policies, programmes and practices that aim to reduce the adverse health, social and economic consequences of the use of legal and illegal psychoactive drugs without necessarily reducing drug consumption.” This means that we help people who use drugs to become as safe and healthy as possible, without insisting that they quit in order to access important services.

 

Harm reduction is neutral and does not judge whether behaviour is ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ We know that people who use drugs can develop abscesses or catch an infection by sharing used needles and syringes. We try to provide the tools people need to help keep themselves safer. This helps keep us all safer too.