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Dave Purchase Project

Joined in March 2019

About Us

Dave Purchase Project is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to facilitate disease prevention. We are dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs (SEPs) as a proven method of stopping the transmission of blood-borne pathogens in the injecting drug using community. We are also dedicated to empowering vulnerable populations by providing them with the knowledge and resources to enable them to make informed choices regarding their healthcare options.

Locally, we operate the Tacoma Needle Exchange (TNE) the first legally-sanctioned SEP in the United States. TNE provides Tacoma and Pierce County residents with access to harm reduction education and resources, care coordination, insurance enrollment, wound care clinics, HIV/HCV testing, and new safer injection supplies.

Nationally, our efforts are conducted through our Buyers Club (a.k.a., North American Syringe Exchange Network—NASEN), a harm reduction clearinghouse that leverages the economic power of SEPs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands to ensure equitable access to low-cost harm reduction supplies, technical assistance, and science-based best practices for all SEPs regardless of their size or budgets.

Dave Purchase Project was created, and continues to operate, with the understanding that meeting people “where they are” is the most effective method of reducing the negative consequences associated with drug use. We provide all of our services free of charge in a non-judgmental manner. 

Dave Purchase Project is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to facilitate disease prevention. We are dedicated to the creation, expansion and continued existence of syringe exchange programs (SEPs) as a proven method of…

Issue Areas Include

  • Health & Medicine
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Substance Abuse & Addiction

Location

  • 535 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402, United States
    Suite 113

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