St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction

Helping drug users help themselves since 1990

New Birth Justice Meetings Announced

This initiative works to help inform women about their reproductive rights, offer them support and educational resources, and assist them in navigating the system. Click here to register and learn more.

The Challenge

Within homes and among the homeless, more and more people are turning to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy behaviors to relieve fear and anxiety. Addiction and dangerous lifestyle choices lead to a vicious cycle of personal and social injury. Traditional treatment programs view addiction as a disease. They demand abstinence and, as a result, reach only a fraction of addicted users – a mere 20%. The result: many who seek treatment are met with stigma and leave with shame.

A Positive Community Force

Our efforts combine HIV testing, HEP-C testing, syringe exchange, behavioral health counseling, and other harm reduction and healthcare services within a true continuum of care. These services offer a unique combination of programs and solutions to improve health, well-being, and re-integration into the community. We also provide free benefits screening for participants who would like to see if they qualify for support resources

A Haven for Healing

We invest in our community’s well being by offering a sanctuary to anyone who needs a healthy place – for a minute or for months. Our harm reduction philosophy is rooted in the practical and proven approach of meeting people on their own turf, on their own terms.

Our services seek to restore each participant’s basic human dignity and are offered free and anonymously to everyone. We measure our progress by the steady steps our participants take to regain their lives, health and self-respect. In our practice, healing is a process, not a destination.

Hours of Operation

 Monday: 9 am - 8 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 8 pm

Thursday: 9 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday: 9 am - 8 pm

Saturday: 6 pm - 12 am

Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm

For our complete schedule, please click here.

Outreach Services

Every week we set up outreach locations to bring our services and resources to those in need. Maintaining a presence on the streets allows us to meet people where they are, and to raise awareness about our harm reduction services. From syringe access to HIV/HCV testing, safer sex materials to PEP/PREP counseling, we are there at the following times and locations:
 

139th St. and St. Ann’s Ave: Tues: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at 139th Fri: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at 139th 

148th St. and Bergen Ave: Fri: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Overdose Prevention

We provide free Narcan kits and training to individuals and organizations. Narcan, also known as Naloxone, is a drug that reverses the effects of opioids and can stop an overdose in its tracks. Register today to receive a Narcan kit as well as detailed instructions in its use. Remember that prescription opioid users as well as injection opioid users are at risk for overdosing. If opioids are in your house, Narcan should be too.