NORTH CAROLINA HARM REDUCTION INC

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: Civil Rights, Mental Health, Human Services

Location: 1001 South Main Street, box 18 Winston Salem NC 27101 USA

Mission: Encourage and motivate the acceptance of harm reduction strategies in North Carolina through education, interventions, advocacy, and resource development.
Results: In the last 12 months, our 2 person staff have provided: 1,900 Hepatits C educational encounters 4,100 Outreach Encounters 2,400 Harm Reduction encounters 2,400 Overdose Prevention Encounters 1,240 Coalition Encounters 300 Street Based HIV Tests 200 Street based Hepatitis Tests 330 Harm Reduction Arts Encounters Ongoing advocacy efforts for more sane policies for HIV, Hepatitis and STD prevention
Target demographics: North Carolina Drug Users, Sex Workers, People of Transgender Experience, LGBTQI, people at risk of HIV, Hepatitis, STDs and Overdose
Direct beneficiaries per year: 12,870
Geographic areas served: North Carolina
Programs: # •Syringe Exchange Advocacy # •Build & participate in coalitions to fight for the legalization of Syringe Exchange Programs # •Provide all people, no matter what gender, sexuality, lifestyle choice or experience with non-judgemental services # •Harm Reduction services to people and communities made vulnerable by HIV, Hepatitis, Drug Use, Overdose, Gender, Survival Sex and Sex Work # •Overdose Prevention Programming # •Provide free workshops to the public on: Protecting Police and Public Servants from Needlesticks, Harm Reduction, Drug Use Risk Reduction, Hepatitis, HIV, Overdose Prevention, Working with People of Transgender Experience, Utilizing the Arts to Reduce HIV and Hepatitis, Biohazard Collection and Working with Sex Workers. # •Street Based Medical Services (Starting September 2010) # •HIV and Hepatitis C Counseling, Testing and Referral Services # •Collect drug use related biohazard to safely dispose # •Provide referrals to injection drug users, crack smokers and sex workers to drug treatment, health services, mental health services, sexual assault support agencies, domestic violence support services and AIDS service agencies

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Rating: 5 stars  

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North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)gets work done. They reduce the incidence of Overdose, HIV, Hepatitis and STDs in North Carolina by working with the most vulnerable people, drug users, sex workers and people of transgender experience. They meet people where they are at and provide people with life saving services and save tax payer money by reducing disease transfer and overdose costs. NCHRC also participates in advocacy for more sane approaches to reducing HIV and Hepatitis incidence in North Carolina. This small non-profit does a lot of work and has sound fiscal and administrative practices.

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It is on the right path

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This agency works on issues that need to be addressed in North Carolina, including syringe access, overdose prevention, Transgender Services, Sexual Health Education and reducing the risk of disease acquisition in vulnerable populations.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Individuals who are trained and qualified professionals, who are able to meet the individuals they serve where they are at.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Legalize Syringe Exchange; start a state wide overdose prevention program; provide comprehensive Hepatitis prevention, diagnosis and treatment program; provide street based medical services; and improve the lives of our struggling loved ones

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Great competent agency

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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