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Street Outreach Program continues during absence of Sobering Centre

The City of Yellowknife continues to work with the Yellowknife Women’s Society during the temporary closure of the Sobering Centre.

The partnership is a part of the Yellowknife Street Outreach program. The program has seen a decrease in hours of operation to reflect the change of location drop-off option. It’s currently open daily from 1-11 pm.

The Street Outreach program helps provide assistance to people who need help getting to a safe location. The services allows for people to reach their homes or a shelter who would not be able to get there any other way.

The City estimates that it will cost $160 000 in 2017 to provide the Yellowknife Street Outreach program.

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Members of the public are asked to call (867) 445-7202 if they see someone in need of assistance. The Yellowknife Street Outreach Team will drive to a pick up location, and if the individual is not in need of emergency services, offer to give them a ride to a safe place.


The Street Outreach Program is for non-emergency assistance. If you see a crime in progress, please call the RCMP at (867) 920-1111. If you or someone else needs urgent medical attention, please call Emergency Medical Services at (867) 920-2222.

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