St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction
The dream is alive, continues, and remains true to our community in the work and hope that SACHR brings to our constituents.
-Bruce M. Stepherson,
MPH Center for AIDS Outreach and Prevention, NYC

For more than two decades, St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction (SACHR) has been meeting drug users where they are: on the streets and actively engaged in high-risk lifestyles or within the center, where they seek an individualized and comprehensive cluster of healing services.

The Challenge

Within homes and among the homeless, more and more people are turning to drugs, alcohol and other unhealthy behaviors to relieve fear and anxiety. Addiction and dangerous lifestyle choices lead to a vicious cycle of personal and social injury. Traditional treatment programs view addiction as a disease. They demand abstinence and, as a result, reach only a fraction of addicted users – a mere 20%. The result: many who seek treatment are met with stigma and leave with shame.

A Haven for Healing

We invest in our community's well being by offering a sanctuary to anyone who needs a healthy place – for a minute or for months. Our harm reduction philosophy is rooted in the practical and proven approach of meeting people on their own turf, on their own terms.

Our services seek to restore each participant's basic human dignity and are offered free and anonymously to everyone. We measure our progress by the steady steps our participants take to regain their lives, health and self-respect.

In our practice, healing is a process, not a destination.

A Positive Community Force

Our collaborative efforts with Promesa Systems, Inc. combine HIV prevention, harm reduction and healthcare services within a true continuum of care. This partnership offers a unique combination of programs that offer solutions to improve health, well-being and re-integration into the community.

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