New Westminster OPS Now Open!
https://www.newwestrecord.ca/local-news/new-westminster-council-approves-overdose-prevention-site-3587854 - Click here for full article.
New Westminster city council voted unanimously in favour of a temporary use permit for the site at 40 Begbie St. The vote passed with no discussion on March 29th 2021 and the site opened officially on April 21st 2021.
"The centre is being operated by the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, under the banner of Fraser Health. It’s being set up as a health contact centre offering a wide range of services, including witnessed consumption, drug testing, harm reduction supplies, take-home naloxone kits, training on naloxone and education on safer drug use. People will also be able to access an on-site medical clinic and get referrals to treatment centres and health services."
Where: 40 Begbie Street - located one block from the New Westminster skytrain station, and very accessible by transit.
When: Open from 3:30pm - 10:30pm 7 days a week
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