Street Outreach Project
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a disease, not a choice. It can affect anyone - your neighbors, coworkers, friends, family, or even yourself. We’ve done a lot in our community to combat overdoses, but people are still suffering.
With funding through NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports, East Hill Medical Center staff and Nick's Ride certified peers with lived experience are working together to deliver compassionate, judgement-free care to those fighting the disease of addiction.
The goal of this initiative is to provide street-level Outreach and Engagement Services (OES) in the community to populations who typically have difficulty accessing harm reduction, SUD treatment, and recovery support services.
The Harm Reduction Street Outreach Project provides individuals with SUD with peer support, medical assistance, and provision of basic needs and harm reduction supplies including warm winter clothing, personal care items, wound care kits, pregnancy testing, and more. Program staff may also serve family members of individuals with substance use and/or SUD who may need support and services.
Engagement in SUD treatment services is not a requirement of the Street Outreach Project.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 315-916-5001 to speak with a certified peer and learn more about how the Harm Reduction Street Outreach Project can help.