Harm Reduction Services

Compassionate Healthcare is Harm Reduction

“In the absence of an effective and widely deployed vaccine against HIV, measures to improve access to sterile needles and syringes will remain the most effective tool available to reduce the spread of this virus among (and from) IDUs” – World Health Organization

Harm Reduction a set of practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use and other high-risk activities, incorporating a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence.

We all have the right to take care of ourselves, to protect our health and our bodies. To preserve this right, to empower self-care, to mitigate and eliminate the ravages of HIV, Hepatitis, Overdose, Soft-Tissue Infection, and Respiratory Disease on our community, we offer a range of disease and injury prevention resources.

Harm Reduction Services include:

• Syringe Access, Exchange and Disposal
• Overdose Prevention and Rescue Training
• Supplies for Safer Use and Safer Sex
• Risk Reduction Counseling and Information
• HIV Testing
• Outreach & On-Demand Service Provision
• Linkages to appropriate care and services based on individual needs

Syringe Access Services
Monday – Tuesday: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 in the GLIDE Lobby, 330 Ellis St.

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As one of our busiest days of the year draws to a close, we'd like to share a serendipitous find that we discovered in the archives today. In 1997, LIFE magazine featured GLIDE in a long piece entitled "A Church for the Twenty-First Century." Here is photo of Rev. Cecil, doin' his thing and handing out grocery bags to the community 20 years ago. At events like Grocery Bag Giveaway, our committed staff, community partners, dedicated volunteers & Tenderloin neighbors work side by side to remind our city, and our country, of the persistence of human goodness and unconditional love.
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#Fromthearchives #GLIDEHolidays #WalkThatWalk
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@tenderloinmuseum @californiahistoricalsociety We just want to take a minute to send ALL THE LOVE to the hundreds of volunteers who help us pull off Grocery Bag Giveaway. Massive thanks @gapinc @bewhatspossible @cathaypacific @la.sf.specialty @oldnavy @zendesk @rodanfields @facebook @crunchgym @ninthdecimal #GLIDEholidays #GBG GLIDE President Karen Hanrahan taking in her first Grocery Bag Giveaway! She spent the morning greeting our neighbors who were waiting to receive a bag. "This is my first Grocery Bag Giveaway and I am overwhelmed and amazed. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, by the hundreds of volunteers that have shown up." #GLIDEholidays #GBG #GBG in action! The line stretches from Ellis to Leavenworth. #foodjustice #GLIDEholidays

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