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SERVICES FOR ACTIVE USERS (AHOPE)



Access, Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention and Education (AHOPE)


AHOPE is a harm reduction and needle exchange site providing a range of service to active injection drug users, including:
  • Integrated HIV/ Hepatitis/ and STI testing
  • Free, legal, and anonymous needle exchange
  • Supported referrals to HIV, Hepatitis, STI treatment, and medical 
  • Overdose prevention education and training
  • Risk reduction supplies to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infection
  • Risk reduction counseling
  • Supported referrals to all modalities of substance abuse treatment
AHOPE services are available at the walk-in center at 774 Albany Street and through mobile van and outreach sites around Boston. 

For the AHOPE van schedule or for more information, please call 617-534-3976.



Who is eligible? The program serves active injection drug users in the Boston metropolitan area. Families, friends, and healthcare providers may contact AHOPE to learn about harm reduction and overdose prevention strategies for active users.


Contact: Sarah Mackin
AHOPE Program Manager
smackin@bphc.org
617-534-3967


​For more information about AHOPE and harm reduction strategies,
 please see AHOPE's
Participant Guide.


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1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
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