Our Guelph-Wellington Community Health Van

For many years, our agencies have worked with people who have, or who are at-risk of, Hepatitis C, and HIV.

While doing this work, we recognized one really important fact: people can’t focus on their health if they have other, bigger, important needs.

There are many agencies in the Wellington county doing incredible work to meet those needs – but for people who aren’t already engaged with those agencies, or who experience barriers to accessing those services, things are much harder.

The Van will bring more of these necessary services to individuals in their own communities. Since 2015 our agency has operated a Community Health Van in Waterloo Region and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. People are thrilled to see us each week and they continue to spread the word. We know that when we reduce the barriers that stand between people and good health every member of our community benefits.

In October of 2016, we were able to launch the Guelph-Wellington Community Health Van in Wellington Region!! Through a two year Trillium grant we are able to provide Mobile services as the lead agency in Wellington region with partners HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH) & Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

We have had over 1,500 visits to the van since our launch in October and we are so happy about it!

Van Schedule

Wednesday Nights
Guelph – 4:30 to 7:30pm

Thursday Nights
Downtown Guelph -5:30 to 8:45pm

Stops in rural Wellington coming soon.

Note: On nights when The Van is out you can call or text 226-971-3957 to get an update on our location.

Many of the items on the van have been generously donated by individuals in our community- and we are so grateful for their help. We are always looking for new potential donors. Please contact Rene (rene@sanguen.com) if you have items you wish to donate.

We Need Your Support

Community support is crucial to the success of The Van. As a registered charity, Sanguen will provide a tax receipt for your donations.

  • You can donate to The Van various ways through our Donations Page
  • If you’d like to donate food, clothing, hygiene, or other items, or if you work for an agency or group that offers services or supports, and you’d like to be part of The van project please contact our Van Coordinator to find out our current needs.

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What Do The Vans Carry?

  • Snacks & Drinks

  • Clothing

  • Hygiene Products

  • Referrals to community agencies

  • Supportive Counseling

  • Hepatitis, HIV and STI testing

  • Pregnancy Testing

  • Emergency Contraception

  • Nursing Services & Vein And Wound Care

  • Harm Reduction Supplies And Information

  • Condoms & Lubricants (including latex free)

  • Naloxone Kits & Overdose Prevention Training

  • Sharps Containers Pickups