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New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the health, safety and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs, their loved ones and their communities. NYHRE recognizes the historical, structural, socio-economic and environmental inequalities that foster adverse outcomes among drug users, particularly those from communities of color. Vigorously advocating for social justice, we strive to redress these disparities by providing vital resources, tools and support that enhance quality of life and facilitate the prevention of diseases disproportionately affecting persons who use drugs, including HIV and viral hepatitis. To this end, we deliver integrated health and social services that promote physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellness. Utilizing a grass roots approach, we prioritize peer involvement in all aspects of our programming.
New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) is a 501 © 3 nonprofit social services organization that operates the oldest and largest harm reduction and syringe exchange program in New York City (NYC) and one of the first in the United States. Our mission is to promote the health, safety and well-being of marginalized, low-income persons who use drugs, their loved ones and their communities. We have been successfully serving our target population of high-risk members of the injection drug user (IDU) communities of the South Bronx and East Harlem communities of New York City (including a large number of commercial sex workers and individuals engaged in survival sex, homeless individuals and recent releases from New York State and City correctional facilities) and their sexual and drug using partners since 1990. We have pioneered a unique, street-side service delivery model in which the majority of our services are delivered in mobile vans, on sidewalks and under-tents at 16 street street-side service delivery sites. Through our participant-driven, "bottom-up" approach to programming, NYHRE is expert at identifying the unmet needs of individuals who use drugs and others living with and at high-risk for HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) in the South Bronx and East Harlem communities of New York City.
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