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 safer drug use supplies (including safer injection and safer crack use kits)
  • Access to free safer sex supplies
  • Access to take-home-naloxone for anyone at risk of an opioid overdose
  • Practical supports to reduce harm and transmission of STBBIs

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 visit The Manitoba Harm Reduction Network website or the Street Connections website at the link below.

Safer drug use supplies are available at Nine Circles: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.