Mainline Needle Exchange, 5511 Cornwallis Street, Halifax, N.S.
Welcome to Mainline Needle Exchange
The Mainline Needle Exchange program is a health promotion project dedicated to supporting current and former drug users through harm reduction programs. Harm reduction treats drug use as a health concern rather than a criminal or moral issue. We are committed to supporting drug users to focus on their health and well-being through: raising awareness, education and empowerment.
Established May 2, 1992.
Charitable Number: 119039899 RR0001
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That each client is unique, valuable and vital in contributing to our program.
Through the commitment, respect and dedication of our clients, we are able to maintain our mission and uphold our values.
That clients deserve our respect.
That by helping clients, we help ourselves. To own our past directs the future relationships with clients and among staff.
That clients should be supported even if they make choices we wouldn’t make personally. This is how we describe our organization and programs as client-centered.
That “no questions asked” creates a comfortable, safe and friendly environment for staff and clients. This will promote an atmosphere of trust. Through this process
we contribute to meaningful and trusting relationships.
That drug users are capable to change risk taking behaviours.
That support and education is very important for people engaging in and affected by risky behaviours.
Responsibility to Clients...
To inform the clients of the nature of the relationship with them as well as the limitations of that relationship.
To protect the integrity and welfare of the clients at all times by not engaging in spreading gossip.
To recognize that dual or multiple relationships may increase the risk of harm to the clients and may impair a professional judgment.