Van Patrol Outreach Program
Main Street Project’s Van Patrol is an outreach program that offers support to vulnerable and at risk community members in need, using a harm reduction approach. Van Patrol is primarily operated during the night to seek out those in the community who appear to be at risk to offer assistance, such as a ride to our emergency shelter, or to provide warm clothing, water, coffee, food and harm reduction supplies.
During an average night, Van Patrol serves almost 100 people, handing out over 150 food and beverage items, and over 80 harm reduction supplies. MSP has the only Van Patrol program that is in operation 365 days per year.
In addition to community outreach, Main Street Project is a principal partner in the City of Winnipeg’s Voluntary Transport Protocol. In partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, MSP’s Van Patrol helps to alleviate stressors on the health and emergency response system by providing a consistent mode of non-emergency related transportation to assist those who may have otherwise depended on emergency services.
Main Street Project’s Van Patrol Program is funded by Reaching Home
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Main Street Project is a registered Canadian Charity • Charitable registration # 107655094 RR0001.