Nine Circles operates from a harm reduction approach, empowering you to make informed choices based on accurate information and a range of options.
Our Harm Reduction services include:
- Distribution of harm reduction supplies (including safer injection and safer crack use kits)
- Access to free safer sex supplies
- Access to One-on-One education sessions
- Practical supports to reduce harm and transmission
Evidence shows that harm reduction strategies decrease transmission of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBIs) because unprotected sex and sharing needles/drug equipment are the most common ways they are transmitted. For more information and resources on harm reduction and prevention, visit The 595 Prevention Team website.
Harm reduction supplies are available at Nine Circles: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Outside of these hours please contact Street Connections
There are drop boxes located throughout the city for people wanting to dispose of their used needles. The map can also be found on the Street Connections website.