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Supporting the Harm Reduction Pets of the South Bronx

Dogs for example are essential companions for many houseless people and for people facing economic peril in the South Bronx. These owners go out of their way to care for their companions, but service providers often deny services to people who are accompanied by dogs. This project hopes to change that equation by championing these pets, recognizing the heroic duties that they perform, and providing them with essential services.

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Father Luis Barrios, PhD leads International Overdose Awareness Day convocation at SACHR

Father Luis Barrios, PhD leads International Overdose Awareness Day convocation at SACHR

Bronx-based Father Luis Barrios, PhD leads International Overdose Awareness Day convocation at St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction’s (SACHR) reopening on Monday August 31, 2020. Opioid-related overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in New York City, taking more lives than homicides, suicides, and car accidents combined, with the Bronx and Staten Island reporting the highest fatal overdose rates citywide. Yet with naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, all opioid-related overdose deaths are preventable.

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Love, Accountability, and George Floyd

Love, Accountability, and George Floyd

The nation is gripped in a battle for its soul. The murder of Mr. Floyd by a police officer who took a knee on his neck will forever live infamously in our memories and a battle of resistance is underway. We have watched on a daily basis how the current administration has looted the treasury with giveaways in the trillions, directly and indirectly, to corporate…

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COVID-19 y SACHR

COVID-19 y SACHR

Debido al COVID-19, y por la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros participantes, empleados, visitantes, y toda la comunidad, queremos actualizarte de nuestros servicios.

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COVID-19 y SACHR

Coronavirus Update

In light of COVID-19, with the safety and well-being of our participants, visitors, staff, and overall community as our utmost priority, we would like to give you an update on our scope of services. Our office is still open during normal business hours, but the majority of our services have been temporarily suspended in order to align with federal, state, and city regulations and recommendations to reduce non-essential contact…

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Separated at Birth

Separated at Birth

In an episode of last Week Tonight, John Oliver drew attention to the issue of bias in medicine. Specifically, he described how our healthcare system systematically treats women of color differently and noted the negative outcomes that result from that reality. In our own community of the Bronx, we face similar challenges…

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Announcing Our New Board Member – Hector Diaz

Announcing Our New Board Member – Hector Diaz

Dear Reader, as a founding board member of SACHR, I can remember back to its origins as an underground syringe access program operating out of the trunk of our founder Joyce Rivera’s car. Nearly 30 years later, I am proud to continue to sit on the board and work…

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