Advocacy and support for adults living with Hepatitis C, who are currently or recently incarcerated

Hepatitis C is more common among people who inject drugs than in any other group. Many inmates have substance use challenges, and almost a quarter of them live with Hepatitis C.

It can be difficult for marginalized individuals, like those in prison, to finish the treatment process for Hepatitis C. Our Peer Navigator will provide emotional support during treatment and link clients to:

  • Testing, treatment and supports for Hepatitis C
  • Treatment for addiction
  • Opiate replacement therapies
  • Where to find a case manager
  • Where to find support for mental health and basic needs

Untreated Hepatitis C can be a barrier for individuals trying to reintegrate into the community after prison. But, with the support of the Peer Navigator, they will have the tools they need to become healthy, contributing members of society.

 

How to apply

  • Call the Peer Navigator at 403-863-7166.

Peer Navigation and Linkage Support (PNL) is a partnership between the Calgary John Howard Society, The Alex and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary.