New York Regional Initiatives
Statewide Harm Reduction Initiatives for New York Communities
New York is home to our east coast office. Our regional hub allows us to support harm reduction programs in rural and urban communities across the state.
National Harm Reduction Coalition provides programming, training, advocacy, and policy throughout New York. We’re working to ensure that people who use drugs and/or engage in sex work have access to the resources they need to support their health and dignity.
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.
- 27Foundational Fridays – Safer Injecting 10112:00 pm - 2:00 pmThis 2-hour webinar is a part of our Foundational Fridays Series taking place every last Friday of the month from 12 pm – 2 pm EST from July 2023 – June 2024. 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 inje , ...Local Time:Oct 27 2023 |12:00 pm - 2:00 pmLighthouse Learning Series: Chemsex 10112:00 pm - 2:00 pmStarting in October 2023 and running until February 2024, we will be covering a series of queer harm reduction topics with the goal of creating a more inclusive movement. Priority is given to those living and working in New York due to program scope. However, the series will be held virtually and is open to all those w , ...Local Time:Oct 27 2023 |12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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:
Increase access to naloxone and medications for opioid use disorder
Promote awareness about fentanyl, and how to use safely if it’s in a drug supply
Educate communities about harm reduction strategies, including supervised consumption services
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.
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.
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.