GHHRC exists to mobilize our collective resources to facilitate the human connectedness that builds trust and helps to tailor services and service delivery that is consistent, dependable, non-coercive, non-condemning, and culturally appropriate.

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Syringe Exchange Program

Despite their remarkable success in disease prevention, syringe exchange programs (SEPs) directly reach between 5-10% of active injection drug users. Secondary syringe exchange (SSE) refers to a range of formal and informal practices through which syringe exchange participant’s re-distribute sterile syringes to peers within social and drug-using networks.

HIV Prevention Education and Testing

GHHRC promotes the total health and well being of our clients and community through the provision of health education and tiered risk reduction programs. Through various partnerships our program seeks to empower adults in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of substance use, HIV/AIDS, STIs, hepatitis, and other communicable diseases.

Safer Sex Kits

Safer sex supplies won’t do any good if they aren’t on hand when people need them. We have condoms, latex dams, gloves, lube, and other safer sex supplies so you are always prepared.

O.P.E.N Access

O.P.E.N. stands for Overdose Prevention, Education and Naloxone Access. We aim to educate and equip residents with the tools necessary to prevent opioid-related overdoses through the use of Naloxone.

Drug Treatment Access and Referrals

“WE GET IT” One of our core strengths is our ability to engage people in their own place, space and time. Our team of Drug Treatment Advocates is among the most experienced in the region. We believe that “No One Seeking Treatment should ever be denied a Shot at Hope”. The Northeast Neighborhood has the highest crime rate in the city. The VFZ is home to more than 3,400 of our children and young adults. The opportunity is tremendous.

Important Resources

We have prepared critical information about the safety of injecting drugs, related health risks and resources to help people into recovery. Our information is available in PDF format that is viewable and printable online.

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