Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. It's also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.

    Syringe Services

    What is an SSP? Syringe services programs (SSPs) are also referred to as syringe exchange programs (SEPs) and needle exchange programs (NEPs). Although the services they provide may vary, SSPs are community-based programs that provide access to sterile needles and syringes, facilitate safe disposal of used syringes, and provide and link to other important services and programs such as

    • Referral to substance use disorder treatment programs. 
    • Screening, care, and treatment for viral hepatitis and HIV.
    • Education about overdose prevention and safer injection practices. 
    • Vaccinations, including those for hepatitis A and hepatitis B. 
    • Screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Abscess and wound care.
    • Naloxone distribution and education.
    • Referral to social, mental health, and other medical services.
    Overdose Prevention


    Safer Sex and Sex Work 



    Wound Care

      Who We Are
      Office Hours:
      • Monday - 400 E. Gray Street, 11 a.m.  to 4 p.m.
      • Tuesday - 1229 S. Shelby Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Wednesday - 400 E. Gray Street, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Thursday - 1229 S. Shelby Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Friday - 400 E Gray Street, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • Saturday - 1229 S. Shelby Street, 11 a.m.  to 2 p.m.
      Harm Reduction staff

      Front row seated L-R: Rebecca Hatfield; Alena Huber; Sheila Redella; Benjamin Goldman; Cillian Browne
      Back row standing L-R: Aletia Smith; Patrick Dineen; Michael Kopp; Jonathan Lewis; Shannon Bretz; Dustin Collins

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