Harm Reduction Programs

Harm Reduction Programs aim to minimize the negative health, social, and legal impacts associated with substance use.

Harm reduction is grounded in human rights and respecting a person’s dignity. It focuses on positive change and working with people without judgment, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that they stop using substances as a precondition of support.

Harm reduction encompasses a range of social services, and evidence-based medical and mental health practices that include, but are not limited to, ​​drug consumption rooms, needle and syringe programs, non-abstinence-based housing and employment initiatives, drug checking, overdose prevention and reversal, psychosocial support, and the provision of information on safer drug use.

For more information about the Harm Reduction Movement please visit the National Harm Reduction Coalition.


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The Bronx

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Brooklyn

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Manhattan

ReCharge

at Housing Works, Inc.
Monday - Friday9:00a - 5:00p
Thursday Drop In4:00p - 7:00p
929.370.1491 (text)email | website
301 West 37th Street, Third Floorat Eight AvenueNew York, New York 10012
Midtown West, Manhattan
Listing ID: 1831235171
ReCharge provides low-barrier harm reduction services to men who have sex with men and those of trans-experience who are in danger of relapsing on or actively using crystal meth.
People interested in receiving services are asked to contact the program and make an appointment. No appointment is needed for the weekly drop-in.
Program Highlights
  • Drop-In Program, Thursdays 4:00p - 7:00p
  • Safe come-down space for those who need a safe space to come down off the effects of crystal meth.

Requirements
  • Risk of relapsing on or currently using Crystal Meth.
  • Men who have sex with men OR trans-experience.

Restrictions
  • None.
Services
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Use Counseling
  • Substance & Sex Education
  • Medication-Assisted Treatments & Alternatives
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Education & Testing
  • COVID-19 Education, Testing, and Vaccinations
  • Care Navigation Services
  • Acupuncture Services
  • Overdose Prevention Education
  • Fentanyl Educaiton & Narcan dispensation

Queens

We C.A.R.E

at Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities
Monday - Friday9:00a - 5:00p
718.651.0096email | website
107-20 Northern BoulevardQueens, New York 11368
Corona, Queens
Listing ID: 2249508286
The We C.A.R.E. program at Elmcor is designed to meet the needs of those living with Substance Use Disorders and/or HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
The program Health Education and Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HIV and Hepatitis, as well as HIV/HCV, testing and substance abuse risk assessments. Participants engage in evidence-based individual and group sessions that address trauma and healthy life choices to decrease the risk of HIV and substance abuse.
Participants receive case management and are linked to medical, mental health, and substance treatment services. Services are provided in English and Spanish. The program services all of Queens, Harlem, and the South Bronx. All services are confidential and available to anyone.
Program Highlights
  • Harm Reduction Modality

Requirements
  • Ages 18 and older only
  • Registration

Restrictions
  • None.
Services
  • Case Management
  • Medical Care
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Use Counseling
  • Substance & Sex Education
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Education & Testing

Staten Island

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