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Harm Reduction

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We recognize that change is hard.

Successful change depends on people making changes at their own speed. We celebrate any positive steps to reduce drug-related harm, no matter how small.

For people who use needles for drugs, using clean syringes and other supplies for every injection is one very positive step toward reducing their risk of getting HIV and Hepatitis C.

For people who have taken risks with sex (such as unprotected sex with someone they do not know, someone who is an injection drug user, or someone who is infected with HIV or AIDS), getting tested for HIV and taking steps to protect oneself is a step toward protecting their health.


Our Services

  • Anonymous and confidential HIV counseling, testing and referral services
  • Rapid, 20-minute OraquickTM testing (You may qualify for a free HIV test)
  • Needle exchange
  • Overdose prevention education and outreach
  • Safer sex dispensary
  • Referrals
  • Risk reduction counseling

Community Involvement

Community support is vital to our ability to provide needed services.
 

We need committed volunteers to help us in the office or out in the community.

Opportunities include office support, fund raising, peer education, client buddying and condom distribution.

We welcome serious inquiries from people who want to volunteer.


Contact Us

MaineGeneral Harm Reduction Program
9 Green Street, 2nd Floor
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 621-3770

Resource Center:
(207) 872-4102 (collect calls welcome)

Fax: (207) 621-3752


Driving Directions

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (or by appointment)

Needle Exchange Hours:

Tuesday: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-4:30 p.m.