Social and Health Options for Persons in the Sex Trade (SHOP)
- The mission of SHOP program is to provide support services to people in the sex work industry. This includes those currently working and those whom have retired/exited. This is done through a threefold approach of community development, outreach, and support. SHOP works within ASK’s guiding principles of harm reduction, client centered, and a social justice approach. – Find out more.
Street Outreach and Third Party Benefit
- Our staff collaborates with other agencies, CLBC, RCMP and City By-law to provide supportive outreach services to vulnerable people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Through the CLBC Services, we assist those to promote healthy, independent living skills in order for them to live as independently as possible. (funded by CLBC and Interior Health)
- We also conduct a Homeless Count annually and gather 100 volunteers to comb the streets, alleys and beaches.
- We provide assistance to clients who are unable to attend at the Ministry as a Third Party. (funded through Ministry of Social Development)