Led by April Platform guest Sam Rivera, New York Harm Reduction Educators and Washington Heights Corner Project are two merging harm reduction organizations that provide services to active drug users and sex workers in Northern Manhattan and The South Bronx, many of whom are low-income or homeless as well as of color and LGBTQ.
Most recently, they opened the nation’s first two overdose prevention centers in NYC, which in just six months have already saved 314 lives.
NYHRE fights the stigmas associated with drug use and sex work every day. Their cornerstone services – syringe exchange, education and outreach – are central to their mission, and their street-side delivery model brings NYHRE’s services to sites in East Harlem and the South Bronx every day. They go where they are needed!
NYHRE recognizes the multicultural diversity of the communities it serves, and provides its services and materials in culturally appropriate ways. Their staff is multilingual, ensuring that our constituents can discuss their situations and communicate their problems with people who will fully understand them. Through the programs and services we offer, NYHRE helps put drug users and sex workers on a pathway to self-recovery.