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Last updated: 6/6/17

Services for active users

Access, Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention and Education (AHOPE) is a harm reduction and needle exchange site.

We provide a range of service to active injection drug users, including:

  • integrated HIV, Hepatitis, and STI testing
  • free, legal, and anonymous needle exchange
  • supported referrals to HIV, Hepatitis, STI treatment, and medical help
  • overdose prevention education and training
  • risk reduction supplies to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infection
  • risk reduction counseling, and
  • referrals to all kinds of substance use treatment programs.

Questions about the program? Contact us:

Walk-in and mobile van services

AHOPE services are available at the walk-in center at 774 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118:

Location Day Hours
774 Albany Street Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)
774 Albany Street Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Saturday Closed
774 Albany Street Sunday Closed

We also have a mobile van and outreach sites around Boston. For the AHOPE van schedule, or for more information, please call 617-534-3976.

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