Post on : June 25, 2024

Two Thrive St. John’s Street Reach Outreach workers will be on the streets of downtown St. John’s generally between the hours of 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm daily, Monday thru Friday (with the exception of Friday mornings).

Services provided:

  • Crisis Interventions
  • Harm Reduction supplies and overdose prevention
  • Referrals to services (community supports, food banks, health services etc.)
  • Housing & Homelessness Prevention specific supports
  • Assistance to eliminate barriers to access supports (i.e. obtain ID’s, open a bank account)
  • Pick up improperly discarded drug use supplies
  • Assistance with applications

Resources available to people

Resources may vary depending on donations and funding, but generally outreach workers will make available:

  • Snacks & water
  • Sterile drug use supplies
  • Naloxone Kits
  • Access to outerwear

During extreme weather staff will make every effort to provide supplies that would minimize risks

Supporting citizens and business in the downtown

If you live and/or work in the downtown core and identify someone who may need support, you can call the Outreach Workers to request assistance. Call Jodi or Andrew at (709) 351-1070

If your business would like training in Naloxone – please reach out.

Outreach Workers provide Person-Centered Care – What does this mean?

At Thrive we believe in the inherent dignity and value of every person. We also believe that people have the right to access services that respects their autonomy and ability to make decisions about their own lives.

This means:

  • All interactions with outreach workers are voluntary;
  • Outreach workers will not pressure individuals to move locations;
  • The individual determines what services or supports are most important for them

Would you like to support this initiative?

For more information, please contact Thrive’s Marketing & Development Manager, Mia Penney, at

Thrive, CYN St. John’s, Inc. (


Jodi or Andrew at (709) 351-1070

Email:  Andrew French or Jodi Rossiter

This initiative is supported by: City of St. John’s and Public Safety Canada