Service Changes to Peers Until the End of June 2020, Effective May 15th, 2020
Due to the COVID 19 virus, we are reorienting our services to increase social distancing. Our aim is to decrease contacts while still having opportunities to connect and receive basic supplies. Right now, the schedule for drop off supplies is Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Phone support and texts can be received daily.
***Night Outreach is back! The van is currently operating Monday to Friday, 6:30-10:30***
***We are looking to suspend meal deliveries and reopen our drop-in center in a limited capacity starting June 15th, 2020. More to follow.***
Drop In: Services at the drop in center will be by appointment or door service Monday Wednesday and Friday from 11-1. We will have food, harm reduction supplies and bus tickets to hand out, but we are discouraging folks from entering the centre unless it is an emergency. We are planning to transition from meal deliveries back to limited drop-in services starting June 15th! More to follow.
Night Outreach: Night Outreach has now restarted! Our van is out in the community providing food, hard reduction supplies, and support from Monday – Friday, 6:30-10:30.
Housing and Harm Reduction Outreach: Staff can be reached by phone during their usual hours and we will be providing phone support and arranging drop off harm reduction and food (and other essentials).
There will be NO GROUPS at Peers Victoria including SACRED, Men’s Dinner, Indoor, and Trans and Non-Binary, Night Outreach, Drop in until further notice.
Counselling: Carin will be available for counselling sessions as usual during this time, but will be switching to phone only. Sessions can be booked by contacting Carin via email at email@example.com Usual hours are Mon-Thurs from 11am-3pm. Sessions outside of these hours may be possible as well, so people can inquire when they email if these hours don’t work for them.
Admin/Operations/Volunteers 250.388.5325 ex. 2 Answered Monday to Wednesday 11-4
Drop-In: 250-388-5325 ex. 1 Answered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11-3
Housing: 250.415.1874 Answered Monday to Thursday 10-4; text anytime
Harm Reduction: 250.217.0410 Answered Monday to Thursday 10-4; text anytime
Men’s Program 250.217.1386 Answered Monday to Thursday 10-4; text anytime
Night Outreach 250.744.0171 Answered Monday to Friday 6:30-10:30; text anytime
Prevention: 250.217.5937 Tuesday to Thursday 12-4; text anytime
Program Coordinator 236.638.2311; text anytime
Volunteers and Students: All volunteer and student shifts are cancelled until further notice.
Facebook: You can message us on our FB page @PeersVictoria
Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harm Reduction: email@example.com
Men’s Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Night Outreach: email@example.com
Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Info about COVID 19: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/diseases-conditions/novel-coronavirus-information