Grenfell Ministries is a Unitarian Universalist faith-based non-for-profit that aims to provide support to marginalized demographics such as seniors, youth, women and gender diverse individuals and those who are or were formerly incarcerated. With a focus on those experiencing homelessness, mental health and substance use challenges. We serve with integrity, compassion and promote individuality and self-empowerment. We are committed to building communities through advocacy and collective support.

We are a peer-run, peer-led organization that strives to improve the quality of life for those we serve on their terms. In solidarity, we offer organized voices of lived experience to encourage programming, policy adaptation and reduce stigma and discrimination.

All our programs operate from a trauma-informed and harm reduction framework that caters to marginalized communities' diverse needs, embracing the principles of empowerment, integrity, and self-advocacy.



This product was funded by a contribution from health Canada's Substance Use Management and Addictions (SUAP) the views herein do not necessarily represent the views of health Canada. 

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- Gary P.

National Overdose Response Service


NORS is an overdose prevention hotline for Canadians providing loving, confidential, nonjudgmental support for you, whenever and wherever you use drugs.

Call (Canada only): 1-888-688-NORS(6677)

Call Never Use Alone (US only): 1-800-484-3731

Mobile App (Global): The Brave App


Call NORS before you use drugs to connect with people who want to help you stay safe. NORS is an initiative between Grenfell Ministries, the Brave Technology Coop and Dr. Monty Ghosh. You can reach us by emailing [email protected] - and we mean it.


Check them out at www.nors.ca

Grenfell Ministries


We are a peer-run, peer-led organization that strives to improve the quality of life for those we serve on their terms. In solidarity, we offer organized voices of lived experience to encourage programming, policy adaptation and reduce stigma and discrimination.

All our programs operate from a trauma-informed and harm reduction framework that caters to marginalized communities' diverse needs, embracing the principles of empowerment, integrity, and self-advocacy.


Check them out at https://www.grenfellministries.org

Brave Coop


Brave’s ecosystem of technology connects people with community supporters when they’re alone and at risk of overdose. Anonymous and private, these tools can keep you safe(r) from overdose, wherever you are, whenever you need it.


Check them out at https://www.brave.coop

Meet Your Team!




Our team of co-founders: Kim Ritchie and Rebecca Morris-Miller are now complemented by our awesome management team including Lisa Colbert, Leah York, Katie Brown, and Barb Swietek.

Your NORS Co-founding team consists of: Kim Ritchie, Oona Kreig, Rebecca Morris-Miller, Gordon Casey and Monty Gosh.

Your NORS Manager: Lorlyn Chan