Earlier this month, Public Health's syringe exchange program was awarded $550,000 in grant funding from the State to extend the program for 2.5 years.
Through State funding and partnerships with Center for Prevention Services and Carolinas Care Partnership, the program sees an average of 100 people a week for syringe and homelessness services. By meeting basic needs and utilizing peer engagement, we are able to reduce harms associated with drug use and homelessness.
The additional funding will support the current program and, through our partners, help develop a fixed site wellness and education center that hosts support groups and provides more education.
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