Red Cross Hero Award!

Our Executive Director, Brandie Wilson, was awarded a Hero award from the Red Cross for our work with People Who Use Drugs. The Red Cross describes recipients of the Hero award as those who, “have saved lives, made significant, positive differences in their communities in the areas of emergency response, disaster preparedness, and prevention, or exemplified the Red Cross mission in some way.”

We are proud of the work we do in our community and the people who have put in the hard work to change their own lives. Recovery means something different to everyone and it’s through Harm Reduction that we are able to engage with and hear people who many times have not had their voices heard.

It is through connection, understanding and support that people take charge of their own health and wellness.

Thank you Red Cross for acknowledging our dedication and work!

Episode 9 of #factsmatter

This episode is all about stigma! What it is, how it’s manifesting in our local community, and what can be done to address it. We talk more specifically about some pretty juicy topics including click-bait media, Brandie’s drug use, law enforcement, syringe litter, PWUD, and… Our new Executive Director!! This episode is very informative, extra sassy, and also a little longer than usual. We hope you enjoy!

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Thank you St. Joseph Health!

We are very grateful to St. Joseph Health for awarding us their Care for the Poor grant. The funds helped provide necessary case management and navigation tools for our new MAT Street Team program. This program provides intensive case management and navigation into Medicated Assisted Treatment for some of our most vulnerable community members who are experiencing substance use disorder and homelessness. The MAT Street Team provides wrap-around care and supportive services to help ensure success in MAT and other residential treatment services.
Thank you for supporting this program, St Joseph Health!

Episode 8 of #factsmatter

Our latest podcast episode is all about Humboldt politics! We talk with Eureka City Council member Kim Bergel about her experience participating in the homelessness challenge. We also discuss Fortuna City Council and their desire to implement a Syringe Exchange ordinance similar to the one that exists in Eureka, and the unfortunate and inhumane comments that have resulted from their discussion.

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Episode 7 of #factsmatter

February’s episode is all about sexual health! Even more exciting is we have our first on-air guest, Chelsey- a sex health educator from Planned Parenthood of Northern California!

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We’ve got a Little Free Pantry!

Our Little Free Pantry provided by Cooperation Humboldt is regularly filled with non-perishable food, hygiene supplies, condoms, and feminine care supplies. Anyone in the neighborhood is free to take items that they might need, and all community members are encouraged to contribute items to the pantry.

New Services @ HACHR!

We are so excited to share that we have two new services at HACHR!

1. HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

We now have HIV and Hepatitis C testing! Friday’s @ HACHR 9:00am-12:30pm

Please call our new case management line if you have any questions about testing.

(707) 298-9393

2. Foot Health Clinic

Thanks to our partnership with the Humboldt Health Foundation, we are now able to offer foot health clinics to our consumers. Space and supplies are limited, so be sure to contact someone at HACHR to get signed up!space

*Huge thank you to our funders, staff, volunteers and community advocates for making these programs possible!

New PSA from HACHR!

Unsure about how to safely pick up and dispose of a discarded sharp on the ground? This handy PSA has got you covered! And remember, if you don’t feel comfortable handling sharps, call HACHR and we can come pick them up!

Image Credit: @beyondtype1

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