In collaboration with CW LHIN’s Narcotic Strategy, Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) has developed the Sahara Opioids Addiction Program.
Sahara Opioids Addiction Program (SOAP) caters to the needs of the 16 years + South Asian clients with opioids addiction.
This Program Offers:
Linguistically and culturally appropriate services
Outreach into the community including agencies
Assessment and referral to appropriate services
One to one supportive counselling
Group program for people with opioids addiction
Work closely with family members
Provides home visits
Work with many partners/agencies who specialize in opioids addiction
Case Manager meets with the client at a location that is most convenient, safe and comfortable for the client.
The Case Management program provides assessment of client needs, development and implementation of care plan, support and review of client care, service co-ordination, supportive counselling, monitoring and evaluation of services provided to recipients.
Sahara Opioids Prevention Group
SOPSG is a linguistically and culturally appropriate psycho-educational group program specially targeted to South Asian people with opioid addiction. This is a 16 week program that runs every Saturday at 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Malton location (unit#241).
Myths About Opioids Addiction
If a small dose works, then a larger dose would work even better
In moderation, opiates are safe to use even if you are not in pain
PCHS is committed to provide clients with services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disability. We are also committed to giving people with disabilities the same opportunity to access our services and allowing them to benefit from the same services, in a similar way as our other clients.