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Vancouver mobile needle exchange

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Description

Raincity Housing and Support Society is now operating two mobile harm reduction services, principally for Vancouver areas other than the Downtown East Side. The services are too new to be on the organization’s website, but more information is available from Manny Cu at 604.376.6067, e-mail mcu@raincityhousing.org.

Needle Exchange
This mobile service provides clean needles and other harm reduction supplies with the aim of preventing the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C and other infections that can result from unsafe practices. While giving out clean needles staff take the opportunity to teach our clients safer harm reduction practices.
Needle Recovery/Pick-up
If you find a discarded syringe in your neighbourhood call the Needle Pick-up hotline and the Community Pick-up Van will be there to recover and dispose of it safely. The hotline offers rapid needle recovery service 7 days a week, 19 hours a day, and the hours are from 7a.m. until 2 a.m.
The Needle Pick-up Hotline is: 604.657.6561


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