Harm Reduction Kits

Safer Injection Kits Save Lives

"Harm Reduction Kits " Assembly at Judson

Harm Reduction Kit Work Parties upcoming:

6:00 to 8:00 PM
239 Thompson Street -- ring the "Office" bell

 

  • October 17
  • November 3
  • November 14
  • November 29
  • December 8
  • December 21


Contact Kim Kelly ( jackim7@earthlink.net ) for more information 

One very concrete difference that members of the Judson community make is assembling "harm reduction kits" to prevent the spread of HIV among intravenous drug users.

We assemble between 100-200 kits at each work party. With 25 work parties per year, that's at least 2,500 kits that can save lives.

These kits are thankfully accepted by the staff and volunteers of the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center http://www.leshrc.org/node/12, who distribute the kits as part of their Syringe Exchange, or clean needle, program.

The Enabling Services Accountability Project provides this very helpful PDF of where to get services.

While our work is serious and our mission is important, our work parties are anything but. This is a delightful way to do a good thing, easily, while talking to, and getting to know, other Judson folk. Laughter is the rule! Kit assembly tasks are easily mastered, which leaves time for talk and enjoying a few light snacks.

Interested?

Work in the Judson office area with Kim Kelly (jackim7@earthlink.net) to prepare Harm Reduction Kits for the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. 

Click here to find the most recent schedule of dates. 

We make as many kits as we can from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, but come when you can and leave when you must. Meet us at the church office at 239 Thompson Street and ring the bell. Say the secret password and you're in...

Email Kim Kelly (jackim7@earthlink.net) with any questions.

What goes into a Harm Reduction Kit?

At Judson we currently make four different kits:
 
  • Safer Injection
  • Female Safer Sex
  • Male Safer Sex
  • Safer Smoking

As an example, Safer Injhection Kit contains:

  • 5 - Band-Aids
  • 6 - Alcohol pads
  • 5 - Sterile Waters (each contains 2 ml. of water)
  • 2 - Gold/Brass Caps (cookers)
  • 2 - Silver/Aluminum Caps (cookers)
  • 2 - Gauze packs
  • 1 - Cotton pack
  • Instructions sheet regarding safe practices
  • Information sheet about services and hours at the L.E.S.H.R.C.
     

Video: Safe Sex Kits for Pride Week

(This video describes a precursor to the current Harm Reduction Kits project.)

 

 
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