reducing the risk of harm or death for people who use drugs
in 2021 project.ME was awarded a 2-year $140,000 grant to create and implement a harm reduction street outreach team (HRSO) in Allen County. we go out into the community to meet vulnerable populations right where they're at. additionally, project.ME assembles and offers "Safer Use' kits to promote the health and safety of people who use drugs and the community, as a whole.
Harm Reduction Street Outreach (HRSO) Team
meeting people exactly where they're at
each week, the project.ME HRSO team goes out into Allen county communities that have a high rate of overdose. the HRSO team offers snacks, water, warming items, Narcan harm reduction kits, Fentanyl test strips, 'Safer Use' kits and aids in the connection to ongoing peer support or available community resources, if desired.