The coordinated access hub is located at 521 Vernon Street in Nelson. The Hub is open daily for drop-in service to 8 people at a time for now, with COVID protocols. 

  • Food and water, hygiene supplies, and clothing are available. 
  • Harm reduction supplies are available, and the e-OPS is open as staff are available. 
  • Haircuts are available every other Friday, first-come, first-served.
  • For people experiencing homelessness, dental services may be available through the HUB. Talk to staff for info. 

Physical/mental health, harm reduction, outreach  

ANKORS: 250-505-5506 Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and 1 pm – 4:30 pm 

  • Providing Naloxone, harm reduction supplies & services, hydration & nutrition, vitamins, access to restrooms 
  • OPS running during office hours. Can now serve two people at a time. 
  • Take-home Fentanyl test strips available during office hours 
  • Drop-off drug testing with FTIR Spectrometer. For after-hours drop-off, call 250-505-5506 for arrangements 
  • Call 250-505-5506 for info on following programs: Gender Outlaws; Kootenay Boundary Adult Support Recovery Program; Counselling/Support and Info re: HIV and Hepatitis C 

For a complete list of services and contacts, see ‘Programs & Services’ section of the website: ankors.bc.ca