Turning Point Society in Red Deer has been responding to the needs of communities using a harm reduction approach for 30 years.
Turning Point runs 6 different programs, one of which is Called "NightReach". This will be the 4th year that the Rimbey United Church has been running a Winter Clothing drive to support this program.
More about NightReach
365 evenings a year, a team of two NightReach staff walk the streets and paths offering after-hour support to a wide range of individuals facing vulnerability due to place or circumstance. NightReach staff are easily recognizable by their bright red backpacks, which are packed with a wide range of harm reduction materials, clothing, first aid supplies and snacks.
NightReach also provides non-judgmental support and referrals for food, housing, health care, addictions, pregnancy support, legal concerns and employment services to many street-involved individuals. Staff also do debris clean-up as required.