Street Connections is a mobile public health service in Winnipeg.
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 Health Authority’s (WRHA) Population and Public Health Program.
Public health nurses and outreach workers staff our van. We drive 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 follow a harm reduction philosophy. This means that we support people who use drugs in their efforts to keep themselves and their community safe. We do not judge people for their sexual and drug use practices.
The office located on the main floor at 496 Hargrave is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 – 4:30.
The van is out:
Monday to Friday: 6:00pm to 11:15pm
Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Monday to Friday
Nursing services are available these evenings
6:00 — 6:10 pm
Main St. and Higgins Ave.
7:00 — 7:10 pm
Main St. near Sutherland Ave.
8:00 — 8:10 pm
Cruising Ellice Ave. and Sargent Ave.
between Balmoral St. & Arlington St.
10:00 — 10:10 pm
Selkirk Ave. and McKenzie St.
11:00 — 11:10 pm
Sargent Ave. near Beverley St.
Sometimes we are not able to follow the schedule exactly. We may be late or miss a stop due to delays.
There is only one scheduled stop on Friday and Saturday at 10pm at Selkirk and McKenzie (this may change).
Call us at 204−981−0742 to see when and if we will be in your area.
A few things to remember:
- We do not do special visits for condoms, crack pipes and bubble pipes. Please meet up with us at stops, flag us down in our cruise areas or come to our office at 496 Hargrave St.
- We can do home visits for needle exchange and nursing. Call us before 9 pm for a home visit.
- You can pick up supplies during the day at our office at 496 Hargrave if you can’t meet up with us.