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WILD - Collaborative Harm Reduction Services

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WILDchrs is run by Kaitlyn Nohr, who is very knowledgable, with a huge heart!

“WILD is a collaborative harm reduction service located in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. We provide non-judgmental and compassionate harm reduction supports, services, education, and development to individuals through community collaboration and festival and event initiatives. WILD operates within an anti-oppressive framework that seeks to provide culturally sensitive and inclusive services to events and communities.”

WILD provides Collaborative Harm Reduction Services- a crucial service to have present at large events and festivals to keep attendee’s safe and informed. They educate people on harm reduction education, sexual health education, drug use and drug combination information, naloxone training and more. Kaitlyn and her employee’s strive to create a safer society where education has the power to save lives.

WILD trains all of their employees, volunteers and peers who are wanting to equip themselves, with how to use a naloxone kit. Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose and when trained, everyone is capable of admitting.

WILD trains all of their employees, volunteers and peers who are wanting to equip themselves, with how to use a naloxone kit. Naloxone is a medication used to block the effects of opioids, especially in overdose and when trained, everyone is capable of admitting.

WILD offers services such as:

-Collaborative conversations and partners- working closely with local agencies (non-profits, emergency departments, psychiatric&addiction services, harm reduction agencies), law enforcement (police, RCMP), event organizers, and peers

-Presentations and Community Engagement - Options for community presentations, engagement, and trainings in a variety of harm reduction topics, recruitment, and THN training

-Supports and Services- harm reduction supplies and education, sexual health supplies and education, other health promotion literature, rehydration supplies and basic event needs, re-connections and information, peer-to-peer outreach, safe-place/sanctuary, drug use and drug combination information and support, onsite mental health, drug/addiction, and incident assessments, Drug Checking (*), Intensive Incident assessment and support, Support around violent incidence and/or harassment, Naloxone training and take home kits

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If you are attending an event and are in need of help, visit the WILD Collaborative Harm Reduction Services safe place/sanctuary (or if you just want to say hi and thank Kaitlyn and the crew!).

Additionally, if you ever have any related questions, or would like to attend Naloxone training, contact WILD at wildchrs@gmail.com, or on facebook.

 
 
 



Megan Maundrell