Harm Reduction Efforts and Syringe Services Program
Lowell, Massachusetts is in the middle of an HIV outbreak. We believe that harm reduction is the answer to help curb this issue, create relationships with persons living in addiction, and can create a venue for ongoing conversations for recovery. In February of 2018, we were fortunate to join the Lowell PEERRS project, to provide harm reduction services to the Lowell community. This project is in partnership with UMass Lowell, Tufts School of Medicine and Lowell and Lawrence SSP. Part of this project was to advocate for the increase of harm reduction options for Lowell residents. Life Connection Center was part of an incredible advocacy team, and the city of Lowell has since been authorized to receive funding for these efforts. As of October of 2018, the Department of Public Health, Office of HIV/Aids awarded harm reduction funds to Life Connection Center, Lowell Community Health Center, Health Innovations and Healthy Streets.
In partnership with Lowell Community Health Center, we provide the following services Monday, Tuesday and Wed from 10am to 3:30pm. We also offer a mobile exchange van on Tuesday and Thursdays at various locations.
On site HIV/HEP C Testing
Clean Syringe Exchange
Referral to Detox
Access to Narcan
The services listed above are available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 11AM to 4pm at 192 Appleton Street, Lowell, MA. Call (978) 935-1801 for more info.
There is also a mobile option on Summer St on Tuesdays and Thursdays form 4:30PM to 5:30PM.
Please contact us if you have any question or are in need of support.
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