March 30th, 2021 Greetings community members, This week begins my tenure as the new Executive Director of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction. I have been involved with The Center since January 2020, starting as a volunteer and moving my way through the organization as the Syringe Service Program Coordinator and then the Assistant... Continue Reading →
Dear Community, It is with both great anticipation and with sadness that I am formally announcing my departure as the Executive Director of the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, in order to move closer to my family in Mendocino County. I will not be leaving this work behind–I have plans to remain a part... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone! We haven't added much to this website in quite some time, but thanks for checking it out if you are reading this. There has been so much change in the last few months that it might be hard to keep track of it all. The basic timeline of events is that since December... Continue Reading →
HACHR is happy to announce two new collaborative webinars- "ChemSex 101" in collaboration with Chicago Recovery Alliance and Aids United, and "Harm Reduction: Addressing Health Concerns of People Who Use Drugs" in collaboration with North Coast Clinics Network, Open Door Community Health Centers, and Humboldt County DHHS. The ChemSex 101 webinar and accompanying toolkit is... Continue Reading →
Hello! My name is Jessica and I am the new Executive Director at HACHR. It’s been a few weeks since I settled into my new role, so I wanted to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself! I have been with the organization since 2017. I started as an intern while completing my Master’s degree... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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! Click here to listen!
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.