NCHRC provides the following programs and services:
- SEP’s with outreach. You may see an updated list on https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/north-carolina-safer-syringe-initiative/syringe-services-program-north-carolina
- Legislative advocacy. The passage of the first Rep Good Samaritan/Naloxone combo bill NC’s SB20, the first partial syringe decriminalization bill, NC’s HB850 in 2013, which expanded 911 Good Samaritan protections to people on probation and parole and allows pharmacies to dispense naloxone through a standing order, NC’s SB154 in 2015, the first Rep bill to partially decriminalize drug residue in syringes and set up biohazard collection programs (NC’s HB712), assisted in Georgia’s Good Samaritan/Naloxone bill (HB965 in 2014) and syringe exchange legislation in NC (an amendment on HB972).
- Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD). Partnering with Fayetteville PD, Wilmington PD, Statesville PD, and Waynesville PD in diverting individuals from getting drug charges or for sex work and utilizing their community’s resources instead.
- LE Technical Assistance on naloxone distribution and post-overdose response programming. Empowers active duty LE to participate in legislative advocacy in evidence-based efforts to reduce harm and reduce overdoses.
- Transgender, drug user, and Hepatitis C support/advocacy groups
- Testing for HIV and Hepatitis C counseling, rapid testing, confirmatory, and referral services
- Jail-Based Programming: educates individuals that are incarcerated on overdose recognition and reversal, naloxone access, harm reduction, Hep C/HIV, Linkage to care, etc.
- Pharmacy services: assist pharmacies set up naloxone distribution programs.
- Biohazard cleanup
- Workshops and training on – Protecting LE from Needlesticks, Overdose Recognition and Reversal, Harm Reduction, Cultural Competency, Hepatitis, HIV, SEPs, Working with People of Transgender Experience, Biohazard Collection, and Working with Sex Workers
- Safer Sex Work Education
- Referrals to drug treatment/detox, health services, mental health services, sexual assault, and DV support agencies, Hep C treatment, and HIV health services.
All services are provided in a non-judgmental manner without regard to gender, culture, language, sexuality, immigration status, lifestyle choice, or life experience