Reducing the Harms from Drug Use in Lancaster County

A sister organization to NewsLanc sponsors syringe exchanges in four Central Pennsylvania cities.  Below is the July report for Lancaster.  Melinda Zipp is the Director.

For years Lancaster Harm Reduction Project has prevented the spread of disease, helped place addicts in treatment, and encouraged the use of Narcan that has led to the savings of many lives.

The workers are moderately paid yet totally dedicated to helping their clients to return to families and jobs.  Harm reduction workers serve, not exploit, their community.

The foundation is privately funded by the Field family.  Not a cent comes from the government.

Client Statistics:

July 1 to July 8

July 9 to July 15

July 16 to July 22

July 23 to July 31

2017 Monthly Total

Total # of Contacts

178

163

187

173

701

Total # of IDU Contacts

138

119

147

139

543

# of IDU Contacts (unduplicated)

107

79

96

108

390

Demographics of Unduplicated IDU Program Contacts
ETHNICITY
Hispanic

45

36

34

33

148

Non-Hispanic

62

43

62

75

242

Total

107

79

96

108

390

RACIAL BREAKDOWN
African American

57

42

59

71

229

Caucasian

50

37

37

37

161

Other

0

0

0

0

0

Total

107

79

96

108

390

GENDER OF PARTICIPANT
Male

61

51

62

62

236

Female

46

28

34

46

154

Transgender

0

0

0

0

0

Total

107

79

96

108

390

AGE OF PARTICIPANTS          
13 – 17

0

0

0

0

0

18 – 24

3

2

1

0

6

25 – 44

58

54

55

60

227

45 – 64

46

23

40

48

157

Over 65

0

0

0

0

0

Total

107

79

96

108

390

TEXT

Client Statistics:

June 1 to June 9

June 10 to June 16

June 17 to June 23

June 24 to June 30

2017 Monthly Total

SUPPORT SERVICES:

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Harm Reduction Bags Distributed

51

83

94

103

331

Total # of Syringes Distributed (including bulk supplies)

510

1230

1,840

1,830

5410

Total # of Bulk Supplies Distributed (# of syringes included in above count)

0

4

9

8

21

No. of Safe Sex Kits Distributed

13

195

128

35

371

Unmet Needs Referral Given

0

15

11

9

35

D&A Referrals Given (Inpatient & Outpatient)

0

7

5

0

12

Methadone & Suboxone Referrals Given

0

0

0

5

5

Referrals Given for HIV/STD Testing

0

0

0

0

0

Hep C Testing

0

0

0

0

0

Hygiene Kit

0

9

8

1

18

Medical Kit

0

4

6

2

12

TOTAL SUPPORT SERVICES RENDERED

574

1547

2101

1993

6215

           

TEXT

Harm Reduction Bags Currently Contain: 10 syringes, sterile water, cotton balls, alcohol pads, 1 cooker, male condom (female condoms by request) a tourniquet, Self Sufficiency Reference Guide and instructions on “Safe Needle Handling/Disposal”. triple antibiotic ointment, band aid and information on ARS.
Safe Sex Kits Currently Contain: 2 male condoms with instructions, 1 female condom with instructions and lubricant as available.

 

Bulk Supplies Contain: Box of Syringes (100 count), sterile waters, cotton balls, box of alcohol pads, cookers, condoms, tourniquets, sharps container, instructions

 

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