Ep 4: Bringing HOPE to the Homeless People of Kelowna

“Helping Out People Exploited,” better known as HOPE Outreach in the Okanagan, is an organization dedicated to providing services to the homeless and/or sexually exploited women in downtown Kelowna. In this episode of Speculum, we hear from Chase Crisfield, a volunteer with HOPE Outreach, about what HOPE does and how the health care community and general population can help support our local homeless population. Tune in to hear about safe injection services in Kelowna, what happens when HOPE volunteers go on their nightly walks downtown, information about the benefit and use of naloxone kits, and how you can contribute to providing hope to these exploited people.

HOPE Outreach: www.hope-outreach.com

Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit?: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/overdose/where-can-i-get-a-naloxone-kit

Toward the Heart (How to Use Naloxone): towardtheheart.com/naloxone-training

“Public Health and Public Order Outcomes Associated With Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities: a Systematic Review”: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28875422

“Supervised injection services: what has been demonstrated? A systematic literature review.”: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25456324

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