The John Paul Hammond Center for Harm Reduction (HRSC), located at 166 West Lehigh Avenue, Lower Level is open for drop-in hours Monday through Thursday (12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and offers a range of services for participants. The HRSC offers a safe, comfortable environment for participants to rest and it is a reprieve from the harsh outdoors.
The HRSC also offers:
- Referrals to legal assistance
- HIV counseling and testing
- Hepatitis C screening
- Referrals and assistance with accessing services including drug treatment and public benefits
- Food, clothing and referrals
We offer assistance in the admittance process to Medical Care facilities for those with chronic medical conditions.
In addition, participants have access to the following group activities:
Volunteer Group: Exchange participants and community members gather weekly at the HRSC to prepare safer-sex materials and bleach kits for the SEP sites and street outreach.
Safety Counts Group: This group provides participants with general health education and information and is specifically focused on prevention.