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4 Counties Harm Reduction Coalition (Needle Exchange/Safer Inhalation Program)

Mission Statement: 

The 4 Counties Harm Reduction Coalition (4CHRC) promotes the health, safety and dignity of individuals and communities affected by the continuum of drug and/or alcohol use in Haliburton, Peterborough and Northumberland Counties and in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The coalition is comprised of community service providers who use a harm reduction approach to reduce the spread of blood borne infections (Hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS)  in the Four County area.  The coalition does this by:

  • Offering support and education to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis

  • Being non-judgmental of people who use drugs and the choices they make

  • Giving out new needles and other equipment (“works”) and collecting used ones for safe disposal

  • Acknowledging all the risks in a person’s life and providing support to understand, address and reduce those risks

  For more information please contact a Sexual Health Nurse at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 205.

Additional Resources:

Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN)

Northumberland County Contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes Contacts