Everyone deserves access to life saving harm-reduction care.
Harm reduction is a public health strategy that aims to reduce the harms associated with substance use. The harm reduction approach supports the idea that those with substance use disorders should be treated with dignity and respect and have a wide selection of treatment options to make an informed decision about their individual needs. Because sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment puts people who inject drugs (PWID) at a higher risk for HIV, harm reduction strategies (like the provision of sterile syringes) can effectively prevent the transmission of bloodborne infections.
- Injecting Equipment
- Overdose Prevention Training
- Safer Drug Use
- Referral Into Treatment
- Smoking and Snorting Materials
- HIV Testing & Linkage to Care
- Safer Sex Supplies
You can see our full regular schedule below, you can also call to speak to our staff if for any reason you can't make the scheduled locations. Be sure to check our "pop-up" locations that change regularly. For a full menu of our harm reduction supplies click here. On days we're not in the community, you can connect with other organizations who provide harm reduction services - check out this Harm Reduction Calendar. You can learn more at Hennepin County's opioid response website.
11:30am - 1:30pm
422 Dorthy Day PL
St. Paul, MN 55102
Look for the Red Van next to the building.
1pm – 3pm
2500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Look for the Red Van in the parking lot behind the Target near the train tracks near the intersection of Lake/Hiawatha
1pm – 3pm
912 19th Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55404
Look for the Red Van beside the Light Rail Station near Cedar and Franklin
Do you know of a need for our Harm Reduction Services during specific times and locations? Contact us here to let us know where our Van can be of service.