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HHCLA helps people wherever they are on their journey, both physically and spiritually, without judgment. We’re the largest harm reduction organization in the US. We provide needle exchange, naloxone for overdose reversal, hygiene services and medical and behavioral health services.
When COVID-19 hit, most social services agencies shut down. HHCLA did not. Instead, we organized donation drives for hand sanitizer, PPE and face coverings while keeping our doors open.
The Still Open campaign is inspired by the social innovation of HHCLA. We are proud of what we've accomplished in the midst of the pandemic.
Since the pandemic started, we have distributed thousands of masks, meal bags, hygiene kits, tents and naloxone kits. The ReFresh Spot provided almost 40 thousand units of service in the form of showers, laundry and access to the restroom. We did an agency-wide pivot and took our medical services to the street. We reconfigured the layout at each location, providing on the spot telehealth services for counseling sessions while maintaining social distancing.
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