May 13 to July 5, 2024
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BC Housing is seeking to provide eligible supportive housing providers with funds for purchasing overdose prevention technology devices. BCNPHA is assisting with the role out of these funds.
Typically, overdose prevention devices are used in spaces and buildings where people are at high risk of overdosing. In our sector, the technology enables housing providers connect tenants at risk of overdose to staff, supporting safe drug use and helping activate life-saving responses when needed.
Through this initiative, BCNPHA will be partnering with BC based Brave Co-op and Lifeguard Health, organizations which have developed technology and devices to detect overdoses and are being used by non-profit housing providers across the province.
To learn more about the technology providers and the specific overdose prevention devices that would be available through this funding program BCNPHA will be hosting online learning events with the two overdose prevention technology providers, Brave and Lifeguard. During the session housing providers can learn about overdose prevention technology the technology enables housing providers connect tenants at risk of overdose to staff, supporting safe drug use and helping activate life-saving responses when needed.
During this session housing providers will learn about Brave’s overdose prevention devices and how the devices help keep tenants who are at risk of overdose safe by allowing them to connect with staff when they need care. The session also provides an opportunity for housing providers to hear from Leah Robins, Manager – Foundations & Crisis Program, of Covenant House Vancouver about their experiences in using overdose prevention devices with their building and how staff use Brave’s devices to respond to overdoses and keeping their tenants safe.
November 7, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm