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SWAP Outreach                                         SWAP Office

Call for Delivery                                            47 Janeway Place

Tel: (709) 757-7927                                 Tel: (709) 757-7927

Tuesday and Thursday evening              Toll Free: 1-800-563-1575 Ext. 24

7:30-10:30                                                Mon-Fri, 8:30 -12:30 and 1:30-4:30

Email (St. John’s Area): SWAPCoordinatorSJ@acnl.net      Website: acnl.net/swap

Email (West Coast): SWAPCoordinatorCB@acnl.net       Facebook: @AIDSCommitteeNL

Mandate: To reduce harm related to substance abuse and other risky behaviour, including but not limited to: harm related to HIV infection and transmission; harm related to Hepatitis B and C infection and transmission; harm related to wound infection or improper injection practices; and Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Kits.

Target Population: Any substance users wishing to reduce their risks through access to information, sterile equipment, and related support. Anyone needing a Naloxone Kit.

Highlight of Programs / Services:

  • SWAP works from a Harm Reduction philosophy. Harm reduction is based on dealing with the person “where they are at” – respecting, honouring and supporting their ability to make decisions. One of these decisions may be to use drugs or to engage in other higher-risk behaviours. People use substances for many social, economic, physical health, mental health and personal reasons.
  • Harm Reduction strategies encourage people to build their strengths and to gain a sense of confidence. They can help someone move to a state of control from one of chaos.

Supplies available from SWAP include

    • Needles
    • Safe Disposal of used needles
    • Sharps containers
    • Filters
    • Alcohol
    • Prep-pads
    • Cookers
    • Sterile water
    • Ties/tourniquets
    • Crack Pipes/Brass Screens/Mouth Pieces
    • Steroid needles and information
    • Basic personal care items (when available)
    • Safer injection & vein maintenance information
    • HIV and Hepatitis C information
    • Condoms, lubrication
    • Support, referrals 

FREE & CONFIDENTIAL

No Names needed!