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Located upstairs from Insite is Onsite which offers a direct continuum of care for those wanting a treatment option.
Built on the principles of harm reduction, Onsite is a space for medically supported detox that provides services that include a wide range of recovery-oriented programs along with health and housing supports. Because Onsite primarily transitions people from Insite it is successful at reaching people at the moment they decide to make a change and works with them to assist in the intake process: Onsite intakes over 400 people a year from Insite.
Functionally, the program is divided into two levels: a 12-bed detox floor and an 18-bed transitional housing floor where ongoing interim recovery support is provided post-detox. All residents at Onsite have their own room, and all detox rooms have complete washrooms – an important design criterion as it makes it possible to offer “detox with dignity.”
A minimum of four primary programs are offered each day, focused on physical detox support, physical healing, indigenous cultural wellness, addiction recovery, skills building and overall relationship building.
Onsite connects residents with permanent housing, physicians, mental health professionals, addictions treatment programs and other external programs.
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