Building Harm Reduction Kits with the Mobile Prevention Team at Victory Programs
Victory Programs has been helping individuals and families in crisis in the Boston area for over 40 years. Some 3,200 people turn to them each year for shelter, sustenance, recovery, care, and professional, compassionate support. When other organizations can’t or won’t take people in, they do.
Volunteers will work with the The Victory Programs Mobile Prevention Team. This team provides street-based interventions to prevent overdoses, mitigate infectious disease, and keep folks healthy. Volunteers will be donating their time to help assemble harm-reduction kits for the Mobile Prevention Team out on the street helping those in need.
Kits can include sterile syringes, Narcan, wound care supplies, and condoms. These kits help to save lives as the sterile syringe kits alone provide individuals with supplies that will cause the least vein damage and prevent sharing of any supplies to reduce HIV/HCV risk. At the very least, these kits open the door for a conversation with members of the community so staff members can help connect them with the resources they need.
Address of Volunteer Opportunity:
Wednesdays: 29 Stanhope Street, Boston MA 02116
Thursdays: 965 Mass. Ave., Boston MA 02118
T-Accessible: The BLC is accessible by public transportation, located just a few blocks from both Back Bay (orange line) and Copley (green line).
At Boston Cares, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values that guide our mission and work. Boston Cares is committed to creating a community where everyone is valued, respected, and can come and participate as their authentic selves. We expect that all volunteers and partners join us in promoting a safe and supportive space for everyone.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 17+, Minimum Age:17+
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