Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)/(PWUD)

Our Programs and Services

For Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID)

  • Harm Reduction and Health Support
  • Needle Exchange Program
  • Clean Needles and Syringes: We distribute sterile needles and syringes to reduce the risk of infections such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
  • Safe Disposal: We provide safe disposal bins for used needles to protect public health and prevent needle-stick injuries.
  • Medical Assistance
  • Health Screenings: Regular testing for infectious diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis, and other blood-borne pathogens.
  • Wound Care: Treatment and care for injection-related injuries, ensuring that minor wounds do not become severe infections.
  • Counseling and Support
  • Mental Health Services: Individual counseling to address mental health issues and support emotional well-being.
  • Addiction Counseling: Guidance and support for those seeking to manage or overcome addiction, including personalized treatment plans.
  • Educational Workshops
  • Safe Injection Practices: Training sessions on minimizing health risks associated with drug injection.
  • Overdose Prevention: Education on recognizing and responding to overdoses, including the distribution of naloxone, a life-saving medication.
  • Referral Services
  • Rehabilitation and Detox: Connections to rehabilitation centers and detox programs for individuals seeking more intensive treatment.
  • Comprehensive Health and Support Services
  • Harm Reduction Services
  • Safe Use Kits: Providing clean paraphernalia, including pipes, filters, and other items, to reduce the risk of disease transmission.
    • For Persons Who Use Drugs (PWUD)
  • Health Screenings
  • Regular Check-Ups: Offering regular health screenings to monitor for conditions like HIV, Hepatitis, and other infections common among drug users.
  • Psychosocial Support
  • Counseling Services: Mental health support for dealing with the stresses and challenges of drug use.
  • Support Groups: Facilitating peer support groups to create a sense of community and mutual aid among participants.
  • Educational Programs
  • Information Sessions: Educational sessions on the effects of various drugs, safe usage practices, and harm reduction techniques.
  • Treatment Options: Providing detailed information on available treatments and recovery programs to help users make informed decisions.
  • Community Outreach
  • Stigma Reduction: Engaging with the community to reduce the stigma associated with drug use and promote acceptance.
  • Advocacy: Working to influence policies that support harm reduction and the rights of drug users.