Women’s Only Overdose Prevention Site (OPS)
B.C.’s first overdose prevention site for women only opened in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through a partnership of Atira Women’s Resource Society, the City of Vancouver, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).
The new space will accommodate up to 15 women at a time and offer harm reduction services, health education, access to treatment and health care services, housing support, legal advocacy and other related services. Coffee, tea, juice and snacks are available.
The new space is part of a broader plan to fulfill VCH’s important commitment to women through the DTES Second Generation Strategy.
For more information, please see the attached news release –