Our number one goal is to help save lives!
Harm reduction focuses on “meeting people where they’re at,” rather than making judgments about where they should be. It’s a way of preventing disease and promoting good health while using proven methods of mitigating the health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors. The HARM:LESS team works to decrease the risk of HIV and hepatitis transmission, as well as lower the number of drug overdoses. It also connects participants with the essentials that they need, and—in partnership with a street medicine team—keeps people safe, healthy, relatively comfortable, and alive.
WHAT IS HARM REDUCTION?
According to the National Harm Reduction Coalition, harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies that includes safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at,” and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself.
HARM:LESS Means Less Harm
HARM:LESS can connect people who are struggling with substance use disorder to essentials like:
Narcan for reversing opioid overdoses
Sterile use supplies
Hep C / HIV testing
Basic healthcare services
Medication assisted treatment (MAT)
Peer recovery services
Access & transportation to treatment
Need assistance? Contact HARM:LESS.