Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence. The harm reduction program at LAMP offers bi-weekly dedicated drop-in times for people who use drugs.
The services provided through the drop in include regular street outreach, supply distribution, kit making, safe disposal of supplies, condom distribution, sex worker supports, as well as drug and drug use information. Our harm reduction program provides workshops for people who use drugs, their allies, and service providers as well as peer-based services and support, volunteer opportunities and referrals both within LAMP and in the community. Scheduled HIV and Hep C testing days are offered regularly, along with a Methadone/Suboxone clinic.