Back to front page. These links connect to ideas that work.
This list itself still needs a lot of work! Teresa Project currently has a compilation of hundreds of links that should be here. We had to start somewhere.

As the days go by, we will do three things:
1. Add to the list.
2. Organize it better.
3. Provide short descriptions as a guide.

Last update was: 2005/12/22

If you have a link that you think belongs here, send it to us at info@teresaproject.com.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW
  HIV Vaccine Testers Recruit Vancouver Women

RANDOM LIST
Care of Injection Drug Users with HIV
Public Policy of ASAM: Primary Medical Care for HIV Infected Patients in Addiction Treatment
Drug Use & Provision of Health & Social Services
Drug Users & Studies of HIV/AIDS & Illegal Drugs
HIV incidence among injection drug users in Vancouver Robert S. Remis (PDF)

WHAT OTHER COMMUNITIES ARE DOING
New York
 Homeless: Uniting for Solutions Beyond Shelter
  Nation's First Health Care Center Targeted to Injection Drug Users Opens in New York City
Boston
 Friends of Boston's Homeless Annual Benefit and Cards
 Christmas Cheer for Boston's Homeless
Chicago
 State Homeless Prevention Funds Failing to Meet the Need
 Illinois Success Story
Atlanta
 Service to Atlanta Homeless Children

HARM REDUCTION
There are a lot of articles on the web on the general topic of Harm Reduction -- Google lists about two million hits. Many are very out of date. Listed below are some that at least appear to be kept fresh.
As time permits, the Teresa Project will dig through more sites and add the best to this list.
Harm Reduction is one of the Four Pillars but The Teresa Project considers it so important that it is placed here, at the top of the list.

The Canadian Harm Reduction Network
City of Vancouver - Four Pillars
Harm Reduction Coalition
Harm Reduction Journal
International Harm Reduction Association
PUSH Harm Reduction
Harm Reduction Project
The Centre for Harm Reduction
The DXM Harm Reduction Project Information Website

MISSING WOMEN OF DTES
This section doesn't really provide "ideas that work" but anything that helps insure that this sort of thing cannot happen again is an idea that works. And, when one remembers the Green River killings in Seattle, this sort of horror has happened more than once.
Missing People
Crime Library:Pickton

GENERAL SERVICES
Vancouver Native Health
Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society
Odd Squad (Vancouver Police)
Community Kitchens
DERA (Downtown Eastside Residents Association)
AIDS Vancouver
BC Technology Social Venture Partners

WOMEN'S SERVICES
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
National Indian & Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

GENERAL / DEVELOPMENT
Department of Geography University of British Columbia
News 22 April 03: Vancouver's skid row to get $20 million
DTES Revitalization (City of Vancouver)
News 19 January 05: Downtown Eastside Receives $2 Million to Boost Community's Economy

FOUR PILLARS
 ENFORCEMENT
Board of Trade The Vancouver Board of Trade letter to VPD
City of Vancouver - Four Pillars

 PREVENTION
City of Vancouver DTES Crime Prevention and Community Development Project
British Medical Journal (BMJ) Preventing HIV infection

 HARM REDUCTION
(See Harm Reduction links near top of this page)

 TREATMENT
(List being developed)

REPORTS
Homeless Report - City of Vancouver (PDF)
STD: Reaching out to Vancouver's downtown east side
Acupuncture for Substance Abuse Treatment in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
Vancouverís Downtown Eastside: Gentrification and Developing Housing for Low-Income Persons
New Community Organization to Stimulate Downtown Eastside Economic Revitalization
New Housing Initiative Launched with Opening in Downtown Eastside