Valid Dream Clinical Services

About Our Clinical Services

At Valid Dream, we are committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality clinical services to support the health and well-being of our clients. Our clinical services are tailored to meet the unique needs of persons who inject drugs (PWID), persons who use drugs (PWUD), young mothers and young sex workers. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can access the care they need without judgment.

Our Approach

Our clinical services are built on a foundation of compassion, respect and evidence-based practices. We aim to:
Reduce Harm: By offering harm reduction services and education, we help minimize the negative health impacts associated with drug use and high-risk behaviors.

Promote Health: Through regular health screenings, medical care and counseling, we work to improve the overall health and well-being of our clients.
Support Recovery: We provide access to addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs for those seeking to overcome substance use disorders.
Empower Individuals: By offering education, resources and support, we empower our clients to take control of their health and futures.

Our Clinical Services

Harm Reduction Services

Needle Exchange Programs
Clean Needles and Syringes: We provide sterile needles and syringes to reduce the risk of infections and disease transmission.
Safe Disposal: Offering disposal bins for used needles to ensure safe handling and disposal.

Safe Use Kits

Distribution: Kits include clean paraphernalia to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among drug users.
Overdose Prevention
Naloxone Kits: Distribution of naloxone (Narcan) kits and training on how to use them to reverse opioid overdoses.
Education: Training on recognizing and responding to overdoses.
Medical Services
Health Screenings
Regular Testing: HIV, Hepatitis B and C, STIs and other relevant health screenings.
Routine Check-Ups: Regular health check-ups to monitor and manage health conditions.
Wound Care
Infection Treatment: Medical care for injection-related wounds and infections.
Follow-Up Care: Continuous monitoring and treatment of injuries.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
STI Testing and Treatment: Confidential testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
Contraception: Access to various forms of contraception to promote safe sexual practices.
Gynecological Services: Comprehensive gynecological care, including Pap smears and pelvic exams.
Counseling and Mental Health Support
Individual Counseling
Mental Health Services: Therapy sessions to address mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma.
Addiction Counseling: Support for managing and overcoming substance use disorders.
Group Therapy
Support Groups: Peer support groups for shared experiences and mutual support.
Therapeutic Workshops: Workshops focused on mental health, coping strategies and self-care.
Maternal and Child Health Services
Prenatal and Postnatal Care
Maternal Health: Regular check-ups, nutritional advice and breastfeeding support for young mothers.
Infant Care: Health check-ups and monitoring of infants’ growth and development.
Parenting Support
Parenting Classes: Training on child care, development and effective parenting techniques.
Resource Distribution: Provision of essential items such as diapers, baby formula and clothing.
Support and Referral Services
Addiction Treatment
Rehabilitation Programs: Referrals to rehab centers and detox programs for those seeking to overcome addiction.
Follow-Up Support: Continuous support during and after rehabilitation.
Legal and Social Support
Legal Assistance: Guidance and support for legal issues related to drug use, sex work and other challenges.
Social Services: Connection to social services for housing, employment and financial assistance.