Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition Inc.

Rating: 4.36 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 472 Paines Ave Atlanta GA 30318 USA

Mission: Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, Inc. is a community-based wellness organization committed to improving the overall health and wellbeing of marginalized individuals and communities.  AHRC provides education, risk reduction programs through partnerships, to empower adults in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of; substance use, HIV/AIDS, STIs, Hepatitis, and other communicable diseases. 
Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity Working at AHRC has given me a whole new view into the world of none-profits and harm reduction. It is amazing what gets accomplished in this house and the trust that clients have on this organization. Clients know that whether they need a place to stay, or a place to get treatment, we will do our best to get them to that next step and to support them all the way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I worked here, and have personally seen the changes that a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere can bring to a person's life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make no changes.

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

Being able to make a difference in people's lives.

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

Caring, attentative and dedicated.

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

Significantly reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and other blood born diseases.

Ways to make it better...

If my internship had been longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds and public policies.

One thing I'd also say is that...

In the current economic atmosphere it is hard for small none-profits that chage no fees like AHRC, to stay afloat.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have the distinct pleasure of being born in the English Avenue community. The opportunity to work with Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition on their 15th Anniversary gave me insight into the many ways that they are assisting that community in helping people to find housing and get health assistance that most persons are not aware of. The most impressive thing about this organization was the PEOPLE which work and operate this center. They are warm, friendly people who relate extremely well with members of this community. My most memorable moment was when they had a 70 year old female who had some health issues and was homeless. They worked diligently to find her a place to live and also to contact and get her health resources which she really needed. Ms. Gaines put everything else to the side to give this lady her full attention. By the way she had a very heavy case load, but this elderly lady went to the top of the list. I also attend church in the English Avenue community and several church members volunteer with Atlanta Harm Reduction because of the very positive things that they are making happen. I look forward to working with them in the future and offer volunteer services whenever they call. I have sent several persons who live in that area to them for assistance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. I know several persons that have received assistance from this organization and are still getting help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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