Who We Are

Needle Exchange Table

At the People's Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) we work under the philosophy of harm reduction to fight the spread of infectious disease and educate the community about safer drug use.

We offer safe disposal of used needles, access to new needles and clean supplies, referrals to other pertinent services such as detox and treatment options, and now free Hepatitis C testing and vein care, all in a non-judgmental environment.

We are peer-run, meaning we have active users in all levels of our organization. We are proud to remain non-profit and community-based, but that means we need your donations to keep our doors open. If you want to contribute to the local fight against HIV/AIDS and other diseases, please consider giving to our programs.

Bob Quinn: Your Honesty and Wisdom Will Be Missed

Needle Exchange Table

Bob Quinn, founder of the University District needle exchange, died on  November 4, 2012 of  complications from a suicide . Bob was a member of the PHRA family. We are incredibly saddened by his passing. The best way we know to honor Bob's memory is by continuing the work that he started, fighting tirelessly to prevent disease and death in all parts of our community.

Founder's Day: Aug 4 2013 at the University District Needle Exchange

 Celebrating the life of Bob Quinn and the University District Needle Exchange. This will be a block party/ barbecue in the alleyway where the needle exchange operates. This is a free event all are welcomed . The needle exchange will be open and we will be selling all of our latest merchandise.

Hours and Location

Our fixed-site University District needle exchange is located at 1415 NE 43rd St. (43rd & University Way). We're in alley behind post office on the Ave. Not sure where that is? Find us on google maps.

University District Needle Exchange Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Closed 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Closed 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closed 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


We depend on donations and receive no public money. We welcome donations of any amount. Make a secure donation online through PayPal by clicking the button below.

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