Syringe Access Services
Works Program staff and volunteer peer educators provide outreach, education, and syringe exchange services to reduce HIV and viral hepatitis transmission among drug users who inject and their partners.
The Works Program is a safe, legal, non-judgmental place to get free injection supplies confidentially.
Safer Injection Supplies
The Works Program provides harm reduction supplies to keep people safe. The intention is that a person will access enough supplies so that every shot is with a clean needle for themselves and for their network of peers.
- Sharps containers
- ID card to protect from paraphernalia charges
- Safer sex supplies
- Alcohol wipes
- Antibacterial ointment
- Literature and advice about safer injection practices
Works Program staff provide harm reduction education about safer practices including:
- Wound care and vein health
- HIV & hepatitis C testing and harm reduction counseling
- Vaccinations for influenza, hepatitis A and B, and Tdap
- Referral to addiction recovery services
- Overdose Prevention & Response
- Naloxone (Narcan)
Getting Off Right
A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users
Developed by the Harm Reduction Coalition
Connection to Services
The Works Program is dedicated to supporting clients by connecting them with a variety of community resources.
The Works Program connects clients to:
- Food assistance
- Housing assistance
- Clothing assistance
- Inpatient, outpatient, and medication assisted treatment
- Mental health treatment
- Sober living
- Shelter resources
- Medical support
- Medicaid or other health insurance options
If clients have special needs, staff will work to find solutions.
Criminal Justice Diversion Services
The Works Program is committed to serving people who inject drugs who have been diverted out of the criminal justice system through law enforcement or court officials.
In addition to syringe access, safer injection supplies, education services, and case management, diversion clients receive screening to assess the risk of their use, and access to a counselor.
To access criminal justice system diversion services, please contact Chris Lord at 303-413-7546