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!

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.

Click here to listen!

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!

Click here to listen!

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

Big News @ HACHR!

WE ARE NOW AN HIV/HCV QUALIFIED TESTING CENTER!

Since the day we imagined HACHR we have always imagined and in-house Testing to Treatment program. This vision included on site testing and linkage to care and we have diligently been working toward this goal  for a number of years now. We have finally achieved it! We are now one a handful of State and Federally qualified HIV/HCV testing centers locally. We are working with Open Door Community Health Centers to have the ability to immediately connect people with treatment and other resources. We have two Ohio State Masters in Social Work Students who are building and developing case management and navigator positions within our organization. We know the Gold Standard is less referrals and more warm hand offs and that is an approach we value, this newest accomplishment even further solidifies that model into our own program operations.

If you or someone you know may need to be tested please reach out so that we may help get you connected with testing and other services as needed. this service is not only for people who use drugs but is also available for anyone who may be at risk.

HACHR HCV Graphic
Art by: Johnathon DeSoto

Harm Reduction Article!

We wanted to share with you an article by Capital & Main, a journal we were recently highlighted in. The article is titled “Drug Users Fight for Acceptance in California’s Deep North” by Judith Merni.

Click here to read!

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