Community forums: Participated in a community forum led by the Surrey/North Delta Local Action Team with the local police and fire departments, as well as social service agencies.
School forums: Hosted two forums with the Delta School District in September 2016 to address concerns regarding the overdose crisis.
School Prevention committee: Currently participating in a School Prevention committee in Delta to establish a framework, collaborate with community partners and implement prevention and resiliency activities in elementary and secondary schools.
DASH grant: Currently supporting the Delta School district in the DASH grant application which is a collaborative education and health care grant from BC Health Schools focused on Mental Health in Delta School District to support activities for mental wellness and building resiliency.
Education and Training
Naloxone training: Naloxone training is available through North and South Delta public health units, as well as through our contracted partner, Lookout Emergency Aid Society. Lookout Emergency Aid Society has provided training to Delta community groups, such as the Ladner United Church, and others in response to requests.
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) training: Fraser Health has provided training for MCFD social workers in Delta and Langley who have youth clients and families who are at risk of overdose.
Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies: Take Home Naloxone kits and harm reduction supplies are available at North and South Delta public health units and mental health centres, as well as from Lookout Emergency Aid Society Mobile Health Van.
Safe sharps disposal: Sharps disposal services are available at North and South Delta public health units.
Safe sharps recovery: Community members who find discarded sharps may contact Lookout Emergency Aid Society Mobile Health Van to arrange timely collection.
Surge outreach: Monthly, on weeks when social assistance cheques are issued and during periodic surges in overdose volumes, public health nurses and Mental Health and Substance Use clinicians conduct outreach to areas with high volume of overdoses to distribute Take Home Naloxone, intervene in overdoses, assess and refer people to treatment.
Outpatient substance use programs: Provided through a contracted agency in Delta, outpatient substance use programs include school-based prevention services, individual and group counselling, family support, psycho-education and opioid agonist treatment.
Substance use treatment beds: Delta residents requiring treatment services have access to supports throughout the region. There are 465 beds that are a combination of:
- Withdrawal management beds
- Short-term access to recovery beds
- Stabilization transition living residences
- Intensive residential treatment beds
These services include specialized support for Indigenous men and women, young men and women ages 19 to 24, and women (including pregnant women).
Learn more about our regional supports and services.