NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

CARTWRIGHT
Community Youth Network
P.O. Box 219, Cartwright, NL A0K 1V0
Phone: (709) 938-7566
Fax: (709) 938-7438
E-mail: cyncartwright@nf.aibn.com
Contact: Delphine Dyson

Resource Night
Description: The Community Youth Network is mandated to develop an array of services for youth living in, or at risk of, poverty. Resource night is a designated night to expand youth knowledge about various topics, including HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction.
Goal: To provide information in a positive, warm atmosphere where youth can converse freely and get the facts they need on various topics.
Services: Resources and information on a range of topics in a youth-friendly environment.
Youth Involvement: Topics covered are based on youth interests.
Age Range: 12-24
Language: English

ST. JOHN'S

AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador

100-50 Harbour Drive, P.O. Box 626, Station C, St. John's, NL A1C 5K8
Phone: (709) 579-8656 or 1-800-563-1575
Fax: (709) 579-0559
E-mail: tree@acnl.net
Web site: www.acnl.net
Contact: Tree Walsh

Needle Exchange Program (NEP)
Description: NEP is an HIV and hepatitis C prevention program targeting injection drug users, including youth.
Goal: To prevent the spread of HIV, hepatitis C and other blood borne pathogens.
Services: Safe disposal of used needles; provision of free needles, ?lters, swabs, condoms, etc.; support and education on harm reduction practices; and free testing for HIV, hepatitis C, STIs, and pregnancy.
Youth Involvement: Through sessions held in conjunction with youth serving agencies, youth input is sought with respect to future expansion and delivery of NEP services.
Age Range: 16 and up
Language: English

Reaching Injection Drug Users in St. John's
Description: A Health Canada funded project to conduct a needs assessment with injection drug users in the St. John's area.
Goal: To determine the barriers to injection drug users receiving services; to build capacity of community groups in St. John's to better serve the injection drug user community; and to prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.
Services: Education on injection drug use to youth, youth serving agencies, and other community-based organizations.
Youth Involvement: Youth are involved in advising the work of the project and youth co-facilitate education sessions.
Age Range: 16 and up
Language: English

 
 
 
 
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