Our Programs

Drop-in Spaces

Spaces in Nelson and Cranbrook open for community members to access services and connect to each other.

Drug Checking

Fast, free, anonymous drug checking with FTIR spectrometry and fentanyl test strips.

Education & Prevention

A program offering community education on harm reduction, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and sexual health.

Health Initiative for Men

Supportive, community-based networks for guys-who-like-guys within Interior BC while raising attention to their health care needs and concerns.

Needle Distribution

We offer harm reduction supplies in our Nelson and Cranbrook offices, as well as a mobile service to many Kootenay communities.

Overdose Prevention Site

A welcoming, safe, supportive place for people who use drugs to inject or snort in a monitored environment.

Peer Health Navigators

Problem solving with people who’ve been there. People with personal experience with substance use, addiction, HIV+, homelessness, poverty, and trauma.


The Rural Empowered Drug User’s Network is a group of former or current drug users, their family, friends, and supporters. We want to be part of the structures that serve us.

Rise Up Community Engagement

Connecting to service providers and community organizations around HIV, Hepatitis C, and overdose prevention.

Support & Outreach

Let’s make room for possibility. An HIV+ and Hep C support program based in Nelson, with outreach throughout the West Kootenay/Boundary.

Supported Recovery

A residential addictions recovery program in Nelson, BC serving individuals 19 and older.

Street College

Peer education on real-life harm reduction. Overdose prevention, vein care, safer meth use, naloxone, and emotional health and well-being.

Trans Connect

A health and community program supporting transgender, Two Spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the East & West Kootenay regions.




Our Partnered Clinics

Opioid Agonist Therapy Clinic

Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) is an effective treatment for those wanting to stop using opioids like heroin, oxycodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, and Percocet.

PRICK! Clinic

Private, confidential full STI testing events for all guys who like guys. We know that having safe, supportive environments specifically for guys who like guys to get tested is essential!




Support Groups & Community Building

Community Action Teams

Castlegar, Nelson, & Grand Forks

Be in touch with Amanda Erickson for information on getting involved with the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force Collaborative, the Castlegar Fentanyl Opioid Working Group, or the Grand Forks Community Action Team.

Drug User Groups

Nelson, Trail, Kimberley & Grand Forks

Drug user groups like REDUN, HOPE, and the Kimberley User’s Union are places for people who use drugs to connect, support each other, and conspire for liberation!

Gender Outlaws

Cranbrook, Nelson, & Trail

Gender Outlaws is a social support group for transgender, non-binary, two spirit, intersex, gender diverse, or questioning folks to get together to create community and support for each other.

Harm Reduction Breakfast


In Cranbrook, we eat free breakfast together. Who doesn’t like breakfast?

Knit for Mental Health

East Kootenays

Knit for Mental Health is a pop-up group throughout the East Kootenays where we learn to knit (super beginner friendly!), connect, and give away a ton of toques.

Love Your Health


Come learn about health and self-care together as a community.

Rel8 Kootenays


A peer support network for people living with HIV; open to all genders and all sexual orientations.

Under the Umbrella


A safer social space for 2SLGBTQ+ youth and allies ages 12 – 18: games, movies, connection, and learning about the LGBTQ+ community.

KSWAG: Kootenay Sex Workers’ Autonomous Group

A support network by and for anyone involved in the trade of sexual services
for another resource or commodity in the West Kootenay region.