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SHaRI Project

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SHaRI (Springfield Harm Reduction Initiative) Project is the Center’s program to provide supplies to individuals in active drug use in an effort to reduce the number of new infections of HIV and HCV. Individuals must enroll in the program and they must present their enrollment card at each visit. As a participant individuals have access to supplies, education, Narcan training and distribution, linkage to medical care and referrals for other services.


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. Used 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, Macoupin, Christian, Macon, Adams, Scott, Schuyler, Pike, Cass, Menard, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey and Logan counties. Text Sam l 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.