This year will be PHRA’s 5th year of doing our annual Comedy and Variety show extravaganza "Stand up for harm reduction"
This year has been challenging for all of us at PHRA.
We have lost many of our people to preventable deaths. We have lost key people in the harm reduction movement and volunteers who were so close to our hearts.
Regardless Of our struggles this year our treatment on demand low barrier Suboxone program is going wonderfully, we have also started doing mobile hepatitis C testing and linkage to treatment regardless of fibrosis score or substance use.
We will be vacating our home in the u district as the space we rent is located in a old church that is set for demolition to make way for high rise condos. What that means is this year we will be struggling to find a new location while making sure services go uninterrupted, we could really use your help!
We will have some great comics, many surprises, Tony Tapatio’s famous photo booth, the presenting of the "Golden Syringe" a Lifetime achievement Award that PHRA gives out, the winner will be announced and presented with the award the night of the benefit.
Don’t miss this exciting show and a chance to support Harm reduction, local inclusive non profits, treatment on demand, and Drug user health
in your community!
Vegan food served late
Lineup so far:
Host: Jamie Guerriero
Corrina Lee Allen
PHRA received our first award ever last night at city hall. As we appreciate this award, the work is FAR from done.
BIG thank you to ALL of our volunteers/participants, which none of our accomplishments would have been possible.
Thank you to the Human services coalition for recognizing us, as well as our city for recognizing the importance of harm reduction, and the RIGHT to a healthy happy life for everyone.
Wyatt Cenac’s new HBO Show Problem Areas came to Seattle to film one of their first 10 episodes on policing and Drug policy in America. They stopped by PHRA for quite a while and interviewed some folks about policing Drug policy, and their experience within that system in Seattle and America.
you can watch the episode on HBO.
Join us for our 4th annual Comedy and Variety show extravaganza "Stand up for harm reduction"
This is our Fourth year doing Stand up for Harm Reduction, and our Third year doing it at The Highline Bar on Capitol Hill.
This year is Very special for PHRA we are introducing treatment on demand to our university district location. What that means is you can come to the exchange, get inducted into our Suboxone program, and walk away with a prescription that day!
We will have some great surprises, comics, Drag, the go-go Bears our famous photo booth, and of course the presenting of the "Golden Syringe" a Lifetime achievement Award that PHRA gives out. the winner will be announced and presented with the award that night.
don’t miss this exciting show and a chance to support Harm reduction, Consumption Rooms, treatment on demand, and Drug user health
in your community!
Lineup so far:
Your host the incredible Jeffrey Roberts
Get tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Hp1yhd
come help us celebrate the unsung heroes of harm reduction. The people out on the streets every day, that go unnoticed. The people who dedicate their lives to making sure people are safe and healthy. We will be celebrating these people of our community with an Awards dinner October 20th at Thai 65 on University ave. the tickets are 30 dollars and include an open Thai buffet, a reserved seat at a table, along with a night of entertainment and community. There will be a bar for anyone 21+ with ID. we would love it if you could join us for this special night. we have a very limited amount of seats so get your ticket now so you don't miss out!
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The Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance will be Remembering those who have lost their lives to overdose.
We will also be celebrating over 10,000 Narcan reversals in the last 17 years.
We will have a Memorial wall at the University District Needle Exchange. Feel free to bring pictures, or write something about your experience with overdose and hang it on the wall.
We will have free Narcan/Naloxone training. The U district site also hands out a limited amount of Narcan Daily.
We will have free Hep C testing
The mobile medical unit will be present as well
We will have Refreshments and the exchange will be open 5pm-7pm
This event is free
Join us for our 3nd annual Comedy and Variety show extravaganza "Stand up for harm reduction"
This is our Third year doing Stand up for Harm Reduction, and our Second year doing it at The Highline Bar on Capitol Hill.
This year is Very special for PHRA as it is our 10th Anniversary!
We will have some great surprises, comics, Burlesque and of course the presenting of the "Golden Syringe" a Lifetime achievement Award that PHRA gives out, the winner will be announced and presented with the award the night of Stand up for Harm reduction.
don’t miss this exciting show and a chance to support Harm reduction, Consumption Rooms, and Drug user health
in your community!
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Get them while you can! this is a limited addition 10 year Aniversary Scarf from PHRA.
on one side of the Scarf it says "10 years of loving drug users" with a black sun and the number 10 in it on one end and the squatters rights re-design on the other end.
The other side has PHRA and the squatters re-design on one side, with the black sun with the 10 in it on the other (referring to our 10 year anniversary)
click on the "Shop" section on this website to order yours!
The bar sales at Smash Putt are all going to The Peoples Harm reduction alliance, get down and support. there are still tickets available, but get em now because they are going fast!
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"In the video below, Shilo Murphy, director of the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance in Seattle, discusses how his white male privilege allowed him to escape a brutal system that was always intended to privilege white people and their financial interests over the lives of black and Latinx people."
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"Each pack consists of a zip-locked plastic bag containing six straws of about three inches each. The straws are different colors to help keep them seperate. There’s a razor blade—a plastic one in the newer packs—to help chop up the coke so that clumps don’t get stuck in your nasal passage and eat away at the membranes. “The other thing that’s in there is kind of a blank credit card, just a piece of plastic, and that’s just a clean surface to to put whatever substances you might be snorting down on it so you’re not putting it on the back of a toilet or someplace where you can contract other strange things,” says Al-Hakim. “There’s also little tiny spoons for bumps”—that is, a single snort’s worth of coke, rather than a full line—“because people generally use their keys, which are also full of tons of germs.”
For anyone who might think they're pregnant, Please come to the university district Needle-Exchange and find out by getting one of our pregnancy test, on Tuesday women's day 5 to 7
This years PHRA Family Awards dinner's lifetime achievement award "The Golden Syringe of Excellence" was presented to Marc and Monte for their work with ostrich bay exchange. Lisa who took over Ostrich Bay Exchange last year when Marc and Monte retired, presented them with the Award.
in 1988 they began handing out syringes as Monte had just returned from New York and had been witnessing the AIDS epidemic and The Sharing of needles and immediately made the correlation between the two. for 28 years Marc and Monte have been involved in Needle Exchange and dedicated much of their time to that cause. 18 years ago Marc and Monte founded the Ostrich Bay Exchange located in Bremerton Washington. Ostrich bay was one of the first syringe exchanges located on the peninsula. It was also one of the first programs in the state of Washington to hand out Narcan a decade before it became more establish overdose intervention. for their dedication and unrelenting commitment to their community and saving lives, we are proud to give the lifetime achievement award to this amazing duo, we love you Marc and Monte!
A Special congratulations to the winner of the "Sarah With Wings Award" Sam Junge. This award is given to any PHRA volunteer who goes above and beyond in serving the drug using community. The Sarah With Wings award is named after Sarah Lippek. Sarah was one of the early volunteers at the University District Needle Exchange.
Sam is the co-founder of Portland Peoples Outreach Project, he helps organize all three sites in Portland run by PHRA. Sam has shown a deep dedication and love towards drug users throughout the Cascadian region. He was instrumental in bringing meth pipes to Portland. Sam is a asset to his community and we are proud to have him in the PHRA family!
We like to congratulate the recipient of the 2016 Bob Quinn Award, Faye Abayan. This is a special award to us here at PHRA as it is named after the founder of the University District Needle Exchange Program. The award is given to someone who never asks permission when making great change in our community. Faye is it formally homeless woman from the university district who has been an Ave Rat Community organizer for years, she has cofounded so many different projects and organizations they are too numerous to list in the short post.
Faye is currently directing a documentary coming that will be coming out later next year on homeless culture in the university district. We here at PHRA are honored to give the first Bob Quinn award to Faye Abayan, Please keep up the great work Faye!
We would like to congratulate the 2016 Peace Heathen Community award recipient Matthew K Born. The Peace Heathen Community award is to recognize people within our community who make a difference and often do not get the credit they deserve. Matthew has been a long time volunteer of Hamp Fest and co-founder of The Ave foundation. Matthew has been working to fight for homeless Rights and the end of the drug war for years always taking a more silent role and getting things done than ever reaching for the Spotlight. So I this year we are still honored to give Matthew a well-deserved award.
We would like to congratulate the 2016 allegro community award recipient Gargoyles Statuary. The allegro community award is given for a business or church who goes above and beyond in helping Foster strong community within the university district. Gayle Nowicki the founder, and owner of Gargoyle Statuary received this award for her over a decade long service to trying to create a strong community, she has spent many years pushing for positive change in in the University District, Our director Shilo Murphy when giving the award told the brief story about how she's always acknowledged that homeless communities in the university district should be treated as residents deserving the same respect and dignity as everyone else. I encourage you to check out her website and her store http://www.gargoylestatuary.com/ it is businesses like these that are the cornerstone of why the university district is such an incredible community.
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"People engaged in illegal activity are naturally wary of government facilities, Levine said. Bringing supplies to them can help build trust needed to get them additional resources and put them on the path to recovery."
"Al-Hakim speaks regularly with the people she delivers to, checking in on their lives. She's always ready to offer resources to anyone who wants to quit, but lets them come forward when they are ready."
come help us celebrate the unsung heroes of harm reduction. The people out on the streets every day, that go unnoticed. The people who dedicate their lives to making sure people are safe and healthy. We will be celebrating these people of our community with an Awards dinner October 14th at Thai 65 on University ave. the tickets are 25 dollars and include an open Thai buffet and a seat at a table and a night of entertainment and community, There will be a bar for anyone 21+ with ID. we would love it if you could join us for this special night. we have a very limited amount of seats so get your ticket now so you don't miss out!
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