mobile evening outreach operating in Red Deer’s downtown, city parks and river valley areas.

About NightReach

365 evenings a year, a team of two NightReach staff walk the streets and paths offering after-hour support to a wide range of individuals facing vulnerability due to place or circumstance. Our NightReach staff are easily recognizable by their bright red backpacks, which are packed with a wide range of harm reduction materials, seasonal clothing, first aid supplies and snacks.

NightReach also provides non-judgmental support and referrals for food, housing, health care, addictions, pregnancy support, legal concerns and employment services to many street-involved individuals. Staff also do debris clean-up as required.

Call or text NightReach:
(403) 896-3879

Accessing NightReach Supports

Who?

  • Everyone within Central Alberta can access our NightReach supports and services during NightReach hours. There are no eligibility requirements.

How?

  • Our after-hour supports can be accessed by connecting with our NightReach staff, either by approaching them while they are walking downtown on duty or by calling the NightReach phone during NightReach hours and setting up a meeting.
  • Everyone accessing NightReach supports will be asked to provide their first and last name, as well as their year of birth.

When?

NightReach hours vary each season:

  • April, May, June
    • 6 pm – 10 pm weeknights
    • 5 pm – 10 pm weekends and holidays
  • July, August, Sept (to Labour Day)
    • 6 pm – 11 pm weeknights
    • 4 pm – 11 pm weekends and holidays
  • Sept (Tuesday after Labour Day), October, November
    • 6 pm – 10 pm weeknights
    • 5 pm – 10 pm weekends and holidays
  • December, January, February, March
    • 7 pm – 10 pm weeknights
    • 6 pm – 10 pm weekends and holidays

To confirm current NightReach hours, call our NightReach cell or connect with the Turning Point office during regular office hours. The Overdose Prevention Site is also open 24/7 and can be accessed for support.