Mobile Van

Overview

The SWAN Mobile Outreach Van distributes harm reduction and safer use supplies to people in the Greater New Haven area, free of charge.

SWAN’s commitment to harm reduction means we try to meet people’s most pressing needs without standing in judgment of their choices. The support and supplies you receive are entirely up to you.

Since 2016, SWAN’s outreach team has been providing critical support to sex workers, people who use drugs, and people experiencing homelessness. The Mobile Outreach Van launched in October 2020, and the program continues to expand.

Schedule

As the SWAN MOV Schedule is subject to change due to weather and staff availability, please check the SWAN twitter @swan_nhct for the latest updates on MOV location.

Photos by Graham MacIndoe

Supplies Available

Supplies are subject to availability. For harm reduction supplies, you will be required to fill out a brief confidential intake form.

Harm reduction supplies:

  • Narcan®/Naloxone – opioid overdose reversal kit
  • Clean syringes and disposal of used syringes
  • Safer sex supplis – Condom, dental dams, lube
  • Fentanyl test strips
  • Cook kits
  • Safer smoking kits
  • Tourniquets
  • Alcohol and BZK pads
  • Triple antibiotic ointment packets
  • Bandaids

Survival and hygiene supplies:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Deodorant
  • Body wipes
  • Chapstick and lotion
  • Snacks and water
  • Hand warmers (seasonal)
  • Coats, hats, gloves, blankets (seasonal)

Referrals and additional support

The SWAN Outreach Team provides referrals to partner organizations that provide support with housing, food, clothes, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, legal advocacy, re-entry support, LGBTQIA+ support, and immigration support.

SWAN offers programming for current and former sex workers, including group therapy, self-defense classes, advocacy groups, and leadership programs. Ask about programming at the Mobile Outreach Van, or contact Sandy Lomonico at lomonico.swan@gmail.com.

Contact

For questions about the SWAN Mobile Outreach Van, contact our Director of Outreach, Jason Crowell at jcrowell.swan@gmail.com.