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

The Van – Guelph

The Guelph Community Health Van is HERE!

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Sanguen Health Centre, ARCH, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Health Van!

 

 

Why A Community Health Van?

For many years, our agencies have worked with people who have, or who are at-risk of, Hepatitis C, and H.I.V. 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
Outskirts of Guelph – 4:30 to 7:30pm

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

Stops in rural Wellington coming soon…

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

What do we have?

We are excited to provide a variety of supports through the van including:

  • snacks and drinks
  • clothing
  • hygiene products
  • referrals to community agencies and supports
  • supportive counselling
  • testing for Hepatitis A,B,C and H.I.V.  and some STIs
  • pregnancy testing
  • emergency contraception
  • nursing services including vein and wound care
  • harm reduction supplies and information
  • condoms and lube (including latex free)
  • naloxone (narcan) kits/ overdose prevention training.
  • Pickups for filled sharps containers (please do NOT throw them out).

* Some supplies and services are dependent on stock/ availability and staffing.

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.

Contact us.

The phone number for clients to use when contacting the van is 226-971-3957. This number can be called or texted.

Questions about The Van project can be directed to our Mobile Outreach Coordinator, Rene Peltekian, he can reached by email rene@sanguen.com or at 226-971-3957.

For more general information, please contact Sanguen Health Centre at 519-603-0223 or by email at info@sanguen.com

 

Partners and Supporters!

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Ontario Trillium Foundation has provided funding support for The Van for us to make this project a reality. We are so grateful for their help in getting us out on the road.

Our partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health allows us to provide additional services to our community. A Public Health Nurse is available on The Van to assist with health outreach. Our partnership with HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH) allows us to provide harm reduction supplies through their needle syringe program.

Lakeside Hope House and the Guelph Food Bank have been amazing supporters by giving us food donations! We are so grateful for their ongoing assistance that allows our team to help people across Wellington region!