Stepping Stone

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Gender: All are welcome
Age: 18+
Accessible: Yes
Drop-in: Yes – call Stepping Stone for drop-in schedule
Children welcome: No
Pets welcome: No
Showers: Yes – some toiletries available
Meals: Snacks and coffee – kitchen facilities and some food donations available
Food bank: Yes
Laundry: No
Clothing bank: Yes
Furniture bank: No
Medication storage: No
Drug and alcohol use: Behaviour-based philosophy*
Support Worker: Yes – phone number: 902.448.2371/902.449.5491
Trustee program: No
Main Phone: 902.420.0103
Fax number: 902.422.9665
MOSH hours: F – 8:00-11:00pm (Stroll Outreach)
* No using on site. However, guests are welcome while under the influence as long as they can manage their behaviour and be respectful of staff and others in the space. ‘Used’ drug paraphernalia can be safely disposed of at Stepping Stone – sharps disposal available upon request. Also, harm reduction materials, including clean equipment, are available. Please call if you have questions.

AKA “Sex Worker Drop-in” or “Sex Worker Outreach” or “Stroll Outreach”

Stepping Stone is the only organization in the Maritimes that deals specifically with street life and sex work from a harm reduction model. Our support is crucial to the wellbeing of hundreds of female, male and transgendered sex workers. It is important to know that people work on the street, but also out of their homes. Our trained staff provide advocacy through a variety of ways such as court support, housing support (to locate and maintain stable and adequate housing), building community relations, and through harm reduction.

STROLL OUTREACH

Street-level outreach provides snacks and sandwiches, harm reduction and occupational safety materials in the evening and in the areas where people are working. Outreach routes change to reflect the changes on the street level. Please call Stepping Stone to connect to outreach services.

ONSITE RESOURCES

Please call for more information about the availability and schedule of onsite resources

Bad Date List:  This is a resource for sex workers that documents ‘bad dates’ as
a warning to other workers. If someone presents with injuries and identifies that they were assaulted during a date, encourage them to report this to Stepping Stone. It helps keep other sex workers safe.

Shared Care Mental Health: Provides one-on-one mental health support and referral to services.

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