Lawrence & Lowell SSP (Safe Syringe Program) | Lawrence, MA
The Lawrence & Lowell SSP Project works to operate and mobilize safe needle exchanges. The organization also works to operate a harm reduction program titled OEND (Overdose Education Naloxone Distribution). The program hopes to enlarge their operations by increasing hours of urban outreach, increased staff, and create a 24-hour hotline service so they can better serve their communities. By working with biostaticians at the Tufts School of Medicine to pattern local drug use they are able to better serve the Lawrence area, an area that has seen recent spikes in HIV. The final goal of their established timeline to increase their efforts by expanding operations and thus increase their presence and efficacy over the next 6 months.