Mobile Outreach Van

SWAN's 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.

The 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.

Outreach Schedule

Monday: 7:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am – 12:00pm, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday: 7:00am – 12:00pm, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am – 12:00pm

The schedule is subject to change due to weather, staff availability, and urgent needs.

Call 203-935-5701 to find the van.

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 supplies – 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)

Photos by Graham MacIndoe