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New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs or engage in sex work, their loved ones and their communities. NYHRE recognizes the historical, structural, socio-economic and environmental inequalities that foster adverse outcomes among drug users and sex workers, particularly those from communities of color. Vigorously advocating for social justice, we strive to redress these disparities by providing vital resources, tools and support that enhance quality of life and facilitate the prevention of diseases disproportionately affecting persons who use drugs or engage in sex work, including HIV and viral hepatitis. To this end, we deliver integrated health and social services that promote physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellness. Utilizing a grass roots approach, we prioritize peer involvement in all aspects of our programming.
Our services include street-based outreach and education, syringe exchange, distribution of safer sex and safer drug use supplies, HIV and hepatitis testing and access to treatment, connection to detox and drug treatment, drug use management, case management, mental health services, groups, acupuncture and holistic health services, counseling and extensive referrals. All street-side and office-based services are free and confidential.