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HARM REDUCTION PROGRAM

Gender Health Center’s Harm Reduction Program is a state-certified syringe exchange program located in Sacramento, CA with our area of service extending to all of Sacramento County. Open Monday to Friday from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at 3823 V Street Sacramento, CA 95817 and it consists of: 
🌟 Needle exchange (In-person only)

🌟 Sexual health supplies

🌟 Clothing
🌟 Narcan
🌟 Fentanyl/Xylazine testing strips
🌟 Hygiene products

🌟 Wound care kits 
🌟 Snacks and beverages

 

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Harm Reduction Wishlist

If you would like to support our work in providing survival supplies to our neighbors, please take a look at our Amazon wishlist. These are a few of the most requested items by our community members. Thank you, community! We could not do our work without you. 

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The Point: Needle Exchange Program

Safepoints Syringe Exchange


Free Sterile Syringe Access and Disposal. Other safe injection supplies & resources available. The act of exchange promotes disease reduction in the community as a whole (i.e.: emergency personnel, waste management, parks & rec., etc.) by keeping used syringes out of garbage, sewers, parks, gutters, etc. When community members come in to exchange syringes we are able to connect them to other services such as detox, medical & mental health care, disease testing and more.


Supplies offered:

  • Syringes and needles for hormone use. We offer two different types of injection kits for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Subcutaneous (“Subq”) injection kits and Intramuscular (“IM”) injection kits 

    • Also available to be picked up in Front Desk Lobby (only hormone kits)​

  • Syringes and needles in 28, 29, and 30 gage.

  • Free Sharps containers for disposal. 


OVERDOSE PREVENTION & RESPONSE TRAINING (Nasal Narcan)
Training opiate users, their friends and family on how to avoid an overdose, how to recognize one, and how to respond with calling 911, rescue breathing, and use of Nasal Narcan.
*addressing the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. – opioid overdose


EDUCATION, RESPONSE AND ACCESS (ERA)
Targeted education and services for injection drug users, with an emphasis on new young (under 30) injectors. Vein care, abscess avoidance, overdose prevention & response, disease education testing, medical and mental health information, AOD referrals and assistance in accessing treatment with in person support for individuals attempting to access Sacramento County AOD System of Care

 

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Distribution of Survival Supplies (Food, Hygiene, Water, non-prescription medications)

  • Risk Reduction Education and referrals

  • Condom & Lube Distribution

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