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 A Letter from Lasara on our leadership transition
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 Quick update and info about mobile services
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 Two New HACHR Webinars!
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 What About the Children? An Introduction from HACHR’s New ED
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 Red Cross Hero Award!
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 … Continue reading Episode 9 of #factsmatter
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 Thank you St. Joseph Health!
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 Episode 8 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!
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.