Supervised consumption sites (SCS) help save lives and create safer communities. They provide a safe and clean space for people to use their own drugs under the care of nursing staff. They can connect clients to doctors, treatment and other health and social services.
The agencies leading an SCS application for Barrie, the Gilbert Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association- Simcoe Branch and the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, are working on behalf of the harm reduction pillar of the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy (SMOS).
Over the next several months these agencies will consult with Barrie community members and key stakeholders to get feedback on a supervised consumption site. This feedback will be addressed in the SCS application for Barrie.
Please join us in learning about how a supervised consumption site in Barrie can help save lives and create a safer downtown.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE – March 20th – Drop in between 4-8 PM at Barrie City Hall Rotunda.
For more information on supervised consumption sites visit www.smdhu.org/scs