3 Questions: Cecil County Harm Reduction

  1. What programs and services are offered through Cecil Harm Reduction?

Cecil Harm Reduction offers: homeless outreach, a fixed-site Syringe Service Program, community syringe clean ups, Narcan training, “Hope Street” Harm-Reduction outreach walks, and peer support to all participants and community members alike. We also provide wound-care with no barriers, and some transportation.

Our Hope Street walks are done in large barrier communities and we provide: Safe-Use supplies (cookers, cottons, tourniquets, sterile water, alcohol prep pads, and sterile syringes), Wound-Care supplies (Band-Aids, gauze, Neosporin, sterile water), Safe Sex kits (Condoms, lube, dental dams, internal condoms’), fentanyl test strips, and Narcan. 

But most of all, we advocate in the community!

  1. What is the most impactful part of working in Cecil County and what makes Cecil unique?  

The most impactful part of harm reduction in Cecil, are the connections the our team builds with the people we offer services to. While doing outreach walks in the community, we provide insight and guidance to any and all pathways of recovery, which strengthens not only the person we are serving, but our own recovery as well.

What makes Cecil unique is our ability to eliminate any barrier to harm reduction supplies, Narcan, Narcan training, wound-care, treatment coordination and 24 hour peer support.

  1. What would you say is the biggest accomplishment thus far of our Cecil County team?

The biggest accomplishment is definitely, having trust from and relationships with all parts of the communities we serve. 

1 thought on “3 Questions: Cecil County Harm Reduction”

  1. Darrell Barnett

    I love harm reduction and the people I work with they are genuine and they honestly put their hearts into trying to break the chains of addiction and we learn a lot from each other

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