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Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser Photo Sneak Peek

Thank you to everyone who attended our 5th Annual Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser. Here is a sneak peek of the photos taken at the event. More to come!

2019 Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser

ARCHES Report to Mayor and City Council

Supervised Consumption Services One Year

On February 28, 2019, we celebrated one year of Supervised Consumption Services being open in Lethbridge. Since opening, there have been approximately 167,000 uses at our facility and we have responded to 1,625 medical emergencies.

ARCHES has provided over 8,000 referrals to health and social services throughout our community, including detox, treatment, primary health care and mental health support services. We have provided over 38,000 wrap around services on site including addiction counselling, cultural supports and activities, housing supports, Indigenous Recovery Coaching, Take Home Naloxone Kits and nursing services that include wound care, sexually transmitted infection and blood borne pathogen testing and treatment, Opioid Agonist Therapy and safer sex education.

To celebrate our success and challenges over past year, we asked our clients what ARCHES and Supervised Consumption Services mean to them and here is what they had to say.

ARCHES Clinic Now Open

Our clinic has re-opened! A Registered Nurse is able to provide the following services:

  • STI testing
  • Blood Borne Pathogen testing (HIV, Hepatitis A, B, and C)
  • Safer sex education
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Vein care
  • Wound care
  • Basic lab work
  • Referrals to other health care practitioners
  • Referrals to Methadone and Suboxone programs

Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30AM-12:00PM and from 1:00PM to 4:30PM

The clinic can be accessed through the North doors at 1016 1 Ave South

Our Registered Nurse can also be reached at 403-328-8186 ext. 5710

New Website

Spring For Life Campaign 2016!!

This March, ARCHES (formerly Lethbridge HIV Connection) Society will welcome spring by hosting its annual Gerbera Daisy SPRING FOR LIFE fundraising campaign, and we are looking for your support to ensure its success.
Spring for Life is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and all proceeds support the programs of ARCHES, which provides services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Alberta. In order to make the campaign successful, we rely on the generosity of people and businesses like yours.
The Spring for Life campaign features 5 brightly coloured mini Gerbera daisies for the low price of $5.00 a bouquet. The daisies can be pre-ordered anytime by emailing [email protected] or by calling the office at 403-328-8186 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Thursday. The daisies will be available for delivery (on orders of 10 bouquets or more) on March 17th and 18th or you can pick them up at ARCHES at 1206 – 6 Ave S. between 9:00 and 4:00 on March 16th to 18th.
This is a great opportunity to brighten your home or office or someone’s day with the beauty of spring– all while supporting a local cause!
Spring for Life and make a difference in your community!