SHaRI (Springfield Harm Reduction Initiative) Project is the Center’s syringe access program. The purpose of giving out clean syringes and collecting used ones is to reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Individuals must enroll in the program and they must present their enrollment card at each visit.
Available items include: syringes, Sharp’s container, tourniquets, alcohol wipes, sterile water, band-aids, cotton pellets, and triple antibiotic ointment. Also available is training on the use of Naloxone (NARCAN), the overdose prevention drug, and injectable or nasal Narcan. Dirty needles may be turned in for disposal.
If you cannot make it to the Phoenix Center building, we deliver to those living outside of Springfield city limits in Sangamon County as well as Morgan County, Macoupin County, Christian County, Macon County, and Logan County. Text Rachel to set up a delivery or to have on-site testing. 217-361-9351. If your county is not listed, please contact us for options.
For more information about the benefits of harm reduction, visit the Harm Reduction Coalition website – click here.