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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.

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. - 3 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Tuesday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(Closed for lunch from 12 - 1 p.m.)
774 Albany Street Saturday Closed
774 Albany Street Sunday Closed

The Community Care in Reach van is staffed by both AHOPE outreach workers and medical providers from Health Care for the Homeless. It provides the following services:

Addiction Services:
  • Medications for addiction treatment and referrals to opioid treatment programs and in-patient detox
Harm Reduction:
  • Naloxone, overdose prevention education, risk reduction counseling, and syringe exchange
Preventive Care:
  • Screenings, immunizations, chronic disease management (including hypertension, diabetes, HIV treatment)
  • Referrals to behavioral health, hepatitis C treatment, specialty medical care, and other services based on patient needs and preferences
Location Day Hours
Haverhill Street Monday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Nubian Square Monday 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Nubian Square Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Haverhill Street Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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