AIDS COALITION OF NOVA SCOTIA (ACNS). Stepping Stone and ACNS have a long history of collaboration. Currently our relationship with ACNS includes cost-sharing on condoms, planned workshops/education, Knowledge Exchange and Health Promotion (Ceilidh), and the AIDS Walk for Life fundraiser.
DIRECTION 180. Stepping Stone collaborates with Direction 180, Mainline and MOSH to ensure that there is a street outreach presence on a daily basis in the HRM. Working collaboratively within the community is a key strategy to ensure thorough service delivery and reducing duplication of services.
FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Stepping Stone is a member of Feed Nova Scotia, along with more than 150 agencies. Hot meals and snacks are delivered to the Stepping Stone drop-in daily (Monday-Friday) and a monthly grocery order is received and disseminated to our Program Users either in the Drop-in or on outreach.
HEALING OUR NATIONS (HON). Stepping Stone receives resources and significant amounts of condoms from HON. Working collaboratively, HON enhances stepping Stone’s cultural sensitivity and HepC information and is available to Program Users.
MAINLINE NEEDLE EXCHANGE. Stepping Stone collaborates with Mainline, Direction 180 and MOSH to ensure that there is a street outreach presence on a daily basis in the HRM. Working collaboratively within the community is a key strategy to ensure thorough service delivery and reducing duplication of services.
MATRIX WOMEN’S SERVICES & ADDICTION PROGRAM OF CAPITAL HEALTH. Once every two weeks Sarah Bray comes to Stepping Stone for in house one to one counselling, referrals and personal program plans for the Program User’s of Stepping Stone. This services is offered to all Program User’s (women, men and transgender).
MI’KMAQ LEGAL SUPPORT NETWORK (MLSN). Stepping Stone works collaboratively with MLSN to provide support to Aboriginal youth who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System and have identified being involved in sex work. This is an ongoing collaboration and aims to assist youth in making safer decisions about their health and life choices.
MI’KMAQ NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE. The Mi’kmaq Native Friendship Centre is a community resources to many of our program users as they provide a community context to many programs in the area. In addition Stepping Stone supports the Friendship Centre’s Sexual Violence Program and we work collaboratively on many community initiatives.
MOBILE OUTREACH STREET HEALTH (MOSH). Stepping Stone has partnered with MOSH to provide street outreach and mobile health services during the Friday night outreach. MOSH and Stepping Stone deliver these services collaboratively during this time.
NORTH END COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE (NECHC). Stepping Stone has partnered with the NECHC to provide access to health care services and referrals for Program Users.
NOVA SCOTIA ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
PRIDE HEALTH. Pride Health is a Capital Health and IWK Health Centre sponsored program that aims to improve safe access to health care by offering primary health care services for the GLBTI community. Outreach health care services will continue to be offered at Stepping Stone once a new nurse has been hired.
We would also like to thank some of our community partners who support us through donations: Anchor City Rollers; The East Coast School of Language; Cathedral Church of All Saints; and, Taylor Made