The SNUG Programs Page

8. The SNUG Program

 

A harm reduction project in collaboration between Edmonton Police Services, MCFS, Edmonton Food Bank, Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre and Alberta Health Services to assist individuals involved in street prostitution. Services offered are ongoing support, food, clothing, basic needs assistance, informal counseling, advocacy, addictions guidance, safety planning and community services referrals.

SNUG is a Harm Reduction Program To Assist Those Involved In The Sex Trade

 

 

 

What is SNUG & Why Participate?

 

SNUG is immediate intervention for women, men, trans-gendered who are involved in the sex trade and who are in need of safety planning, community resources support, and guidance for exiting the sex trade.

 

SNUG offers the following ...

Resources to assist individuals looking to exit the sex trade.

 

* On Going Follow Up Support

* Food

* Clothing

* Basic Needs Assistance

* Counseling

* Advocacy

* Addictions Guidance

* Safety Planning

* Emotional Support

* Referrals to Community Services

 

If an individual is not ready for assistance, they are still offered supports on a harm reduction basis. Most importantly, SNUG builds rapport, trust, and has a non-judgmental attitude.

 

Where is SNUG?

 

SNUG outreach team work on the streets of Edmonton in know areas where sex trade individuals are known to frequent.

 

The SNUG Office is located centrally at 10437-123 Street

Edmonton, Alberta. It is a safe, non-threatening, and non-judgmental environment.

 

SNUG Coordinator:

Kari Thomason

Office: (780) 452-6100 ext. 222

Cell: (780) 264-8437

 

How Can I Help?

 

Donations or financial contributions are accepted, and are greatly appreciated. SNUG is most in need of feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotions, deodorant, pajamas, under-garments, hair supplies, journals, socks, and backpacks.

 

STI Testing

 

Every third Wednesday of each month the STI nurses work from Métis Child and Family Services Society to provide testing to individuals requesting these services.

 

Who Operates SNUG?

 

Métis Child and Family Services Society works closely with the Edmonton Police Services to operate SNUG.

 

Inner City Victims of Homicide Support Group

 

A safe, non-judgmental environment to share stories, grieve, and cherish the memories of our loved ones who have been murdered.

Each gathering is held on the second Tuesday of each month at Métis Child & Family Services Society, 10437-123 Street.

A light meal will be served at 6:00-8:30pm.

Childcare is available, but please contact the office if you are needing childcare.

For more information please call Kari or Felicia at (780) 452-6100.

 

Resources

 

Street Outreach Services

 

* Crossroads Van (780) 405-6539

* Streetworks Van (780) 990-6641

* Salvation Army Van (780)990-9708

 

Shelters/Detox

 

* George Spady Detox (780) 424-8335

* Detox (780) 427-4291

* WEAC (780) 378-0611

* Hope Mission (780) 422-2018 ext. 211

 

24 Hour Crisis

 

* Suicide/Distress Line (780) 482-4357

* Emergency Social Service (780) 644-5135

 

Sexual Reproductive Health

 

* Womens Health Options (780) 484-4124

* STI Clinic (780) 342-2300

* Birth Control Clinic 780 735-0010

* McCauley Health Center (780) 422-7333

* Below The Belt Mens Projectn (780) 263-2221

 

Other Resources

 

* Homeward Trust (780) 496-2630

* CEASE (780) 471-6143

* 211 Alberta 211

* Kindred (780) 424-4091

* Income Support (780) 423-2285

* Boyle Street Co-op (780) 424-4106

* VICE Unit (Edmonton Police) (780) 421-3397

* KARE Unit (RCMP) 1(877)421-5273

 

* Emergency Social Service (780) 644-5135

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