The Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction (HHHRC)'s Housing Outreach Program works to address the homelessness that is often intertwined with substance use among our participants. HHHRC provides housing linkage services through a partnership with Kalihi Palama Health Center (KPHC). HHHRC Outreach Workers accompany the KPHC team on homeless outreach in Honolulu and along the Windward coast from Kahuku to Kahalu'u, where we introduce harm reduction and syringe exchange supplies to unsheltered people.
As we build rapport and trust with participants, we are able to connect them to resources for shelter, housing, mental health case management, substance use treatment, and more. Our housing outreach work is closely connected with our LEAD Program.
HHHRC RELEASES 2019 SYRINGE EXCHANGE ANNUAL REPORT
Hawai῾i Health & Harm Reduction Center released our latest annual report outlining the ongoing successes of Hawaiʿi’s publicly-funded statewide syringe access program (SEP), which began in 1989 to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS. Over 1.18 million syringes were exchanged during the report’s 2019 time frame.