New York Training Institute

We offer comprehensive and practical education and capacity-building for community-based organizations, health departments, and coalitions, small teams and individuals in New York.

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Foundational Fridays – Sex Work 101
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 2-hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series taking place every Friday from noon – 2pm from February 2021 – April 2021.  This webinar focuses on the basics of sex work. We will review basic information about stigma facing people who engage in sex work and ways to provide relevant harm reductio

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Foundational Fridays – Safer Injecting 101
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This 2-hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series taking place every Friday from noon – 2pm from February 2021 – April 2021. This webinar focuses on the basics of injecting drugs more safely. We will review basic information about how safer injecting can reduce abscesses and other injection relat

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Office Hours: Strategies for Scaling Up Naloxone Distribution
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join Barrot Lambdin & Lynn Wenger, RTI International; Paul LaKosky, Dave Purchase Project; Emy Martinez, IDEA Exchange; Sara Bowen-Lasisi, Phoenix Center, & Braunz Courtney, HEPPAC for a conversation about how they have implemented high saturation models of naloxone distribution in their communities. This panel

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CHRI Learning Collaborative Series #2- Space and Community Management (Part 1)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Peer Foundational Training Series

Our organization was created by people who use drugs for people who use drugs. We have a long history of creating training and technical assistance with and for people with lived experience of using drugs and doing sex work. We work closely with those experiencing a range of intersecting discrimination that is exacerbated by drug-related stigma, for example, LGB/TNGC+ folks, People of Color, and People Living With HIV.

These training and skill-building sessions are aimed at helping people with lived experience elevate their leadership in this movement.

Syringe Service Programs in New York City

There are over a dozen syringe service programs in New York City that offer free sterile syringes and injection supplies to people who use drugs. If you’re looking for sterile syringes in New York, check out the IDUHA syringe exchange map for a program near you.

It’s Time to End the Overdose Crisis in New York

Harm reduction is the answer to ending overdose. We’ve partnered with End Overdose NY to advocate for policy recommendations that support evidence-based harm reduction programs throughout New York.

We’re working to:

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Increase access to naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder

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Promote awareness about fentanyl, and how to use safely if it’s in a drug supply

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Educate communities about harm reduction strategies, including supervised consumption services

Learn More About End Overdose NY

Lighthouse Learning Collective: Safe Havens for the LGB/TGNC+ Community

The Learning Lighthouse Collective creates space for strategy, support, and resources for LGB/TGNC+ people who use drugs. Bringing together harm reduction organizations and those that serve the LGB/TGNC+ community, we hope to reimagine what safety and care can look like for this community.

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Decriminalize, Decarcerate, and Destigmatize Sex Trades

We are proud members of Decrim NY. This coalition of 20+ groups advocates to shape New York City and State policy and public opinion around people in the sex trades. Decrim NY seeks to decriminalize, decarcertate and destigmatize sex work.

Learn More About DecrimNY

Start a Harm Reduction Program

Even though New York is no stranger to harm reduction, many communities still don’t have access to these life-saving programs. If you want to support the health of people who use drugs in your community, consider implementing a harm reduction program.

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