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HARP Services

The leading source for HIV/AIDS information and confidential support in the Algoma District. 

HARP offers an understanding, supportive environment with a wide range of prevention information and access to harm reduction materials. 

All services are FREE of charge and open to everyone

No referrals required. 

All services are completely confidential.

ANYONE can access our services, you do not need to be a Group Health Centre patient.

What We Do

Our Services 

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Support Services

  • support services for people living with HIV

  • decrease barriers and increase access to HIV treatment

  • connection and retention in care for HIV treatment working with both Infectious Disease Specialists  Dr. Lucas Castellani at Sault Area Hospital & Dr. Roger Sandre at Health Sciences North HAVEN Program

  • case management, referrals and assistance with forms 

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Outreach

  • works in collaboration with HepCare Outreach Worker 

  • provides education on transmission of HIV and harm reduction

  • distribution of harm reduction supplies in the community through mobile outreach 

  • Overdose prevention education including Fentanyl Testing Strips and Naloxone 

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Education & Prevention

  • support services and resources for 2SLGBTQ+ individuals 

  • support and education regarding healthy sexuality 

  • community education around HIV/AIDS and safer sex

  • distribution of condoms, lubricant, dental dams and insertive condoms 

Meet our team

Staff at HARP

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Shana Shipperbottom

she/her
Support Services

Worker

Tel: 705-759-5690 x 1
Email: shipperbottom_s@ghc.on.ca

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Macy Palaro

she/her
Harm Reduction

Outreach Worker

Tel: 705-759-5690 x 2
Email: palaro_m@ghc.on.ca

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Stephanie Policicchio

she/her
Healthy Sexuality +
Prevention Coordinator

Tel: 705-759-5690 x 3
Email: policicchio_s@ghc.on.ca