The Works Program

The Works Program

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
  • Syringes
  • Cookers
  • Waters
  • Cottons
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Bandages
  • Ties
  • Literature and advice about safer injection practices

Education Services

Works Program staff provide harm reduction education about safer practices including:

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 email us or call 303-413-7546.

Learn What to Expect at an Exchange

All services are free, confidential, or anonymous. You do not have to provide your name.

Exchange Locations


Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP)
2118 14th Street – 303-444-6121
Monday – Friday 2pm-5pm

Boulder County Public Health
3482 Broadway – 303-413-7500
Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm

Addiction Recovery Center
3180 Airport Road – 303-441-1281
24 hours, every day


Boulder County Public Health
529 Coffman, Suite 200 – 303-678-6166
Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm

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