To promote health, empowerment and safety for communities affected by drug use and poverty.
Prevention Point is working towards a world in which:
- There will be social and economic justice for disenfranchised people. Behaviors such as drug use and sex industry work will be viewed as ever-present parts of the human experience.
- Services and support to reduce the harm associated with risky behavior will be readily available through social service and public health systems that are welcoming, nonjudgmental, and non-criminalized.
Participants, staff members and the Board of Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP) expressed the following values as fundamental to our mission:
Each and every individual is seen as unique and valuable. Each person is worthy of being treated with respect, and in an honest and trustworthy fashion. Advocacy for social justice is practiced on a daily basis. Services are individualized, and shared responsibility in individual problem-solving and decision-making is encouraged and supported.
For transparency, we seek to regularly share information with, and receive ideas and feedback from, consumers, staff and other key community members.