Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge Area

29 Young Street East
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2L4 (Google Map)
Telephone: 519-603-0223
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Wellington, Dufferin & Guelph Area

176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9 (Google Map)
Telephone: 877-351-9857
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Outreach Program

At Sanguen, we believe that everyone should have the facts about Hepatitis C and how to protect themselves. We also believe that people who have Hepatitis C should have access to great support and appropriate medical care.

It can be difficult for some people to access reliable information, support, and medical care – for a lot of different reasons. With the help of our clinical staff, Sanguen’s outreach team is working to change that.

Our goal is to create meaningful connections to the people in our community who wouldn’t otherwise come to us.

What Does The Outreach Team Do?

Our team can help you:

  • learn more about Hepatitis C and your risks
  • learn more about Sanguen Health Centre and the work we do
  • get information about, and referrals for, Hepatitis C testing and treatment
  • get harm reduction supplies and information
  • arrange for a workshop/presentation for your staff, community group, students or youth group

We are pleased to offer outreach services in both Waterloo Region and in Guelph-Wellington.

All outreach services are based on a harm reduction philosophy (see below) and are always confidential and free of judgement.

 

Workshops & Presentations

factsIf your group is interested in learning more about Hepatitis C, we’re here to help – whether you’re looking for “just the basic facts” or want to explore some of the bigger issues.

In addition to presenting to agency and community workers, we’re also available to present to service users –  youth, teens, and adults.

All of our presentations are harm reduction-focused (see below).

We’re available days, evenings, and weekends, and we can customize our presentation to your specific needs and time constraints. Depending on your interest, presentations can be as short as 30 minutes or  as long as a full-day event.

There is no cost for any of our presentations.

To find out more about our presentations, call Violet at 519-574-7222 or email vumanetz@sanguen.com

 

What IS Harm Reduction?

Harm reduction, for our outreach team, is about keeping people in our community as safe and healthy as possible while recognizing that avoiding all risks may not be possible for some people.  Our goal is to reduce the number of people who get Hepatitis C every year by giving people information about how to avoid it . 

Everyone is entitled to live the healthiest life possible and we want to help.

 

How to Contact the Outreach Team

The outreach team is usually out in the community working and not in the office. To reach us, it is easiest to call, or send a text message.  Call or text Violet at 519-574-7222, or email outreach@sanguen.com or vumanetz@sanguen.com.

Outreach volunteers login HERE for updates.