We look back on 25 years of history of the University District Needle Exchange Program. From it humble beginnings with Bob Quinn handing out syringes and the creation of Beyond Chaos. Through the Street Outreach Services and Kris Nyrop era, All the way to the creation of the Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance and beyond.

This year we celebrate 25 years of the University District needle exchange program. Along with the wonderful memories an incredible achievement of just making it to 25 years. We recognize the nine staff that died in our journey to create a positive change for the drug user community . Sebastian (filth) Greenberg, Julian (Sparrow), Autumn Menendez, Vanessa Downing, Rebekah Beck, Joe Albanese, Bob Quinn, Eric Hafey, Kathleen (Kat) McCarthy. We love and miss each and everyone of them. Some of them help create programs, some of them brought love and kindness, they all are remembered and loved.

Volunteers behind a needle exchange in Seattle are now handing out meth pipes to drug users for free. Volunteers behind a needle exchange in Seattle are now handing out meth pipes to drug users for free. Volunteers behind a needle exchange in Seattle are now handing out meth pipes to drug users for free.

Recognize the sisters of perpetual indulgence and Sister Glo Euro N'Wei for their excellent in delivering love and compassion to our community. We granted them the golden syringe, which we covered in glitter in honor of them. This was the first time we ever gave community award to another organization or person.

Ria Tsinas a longtime volunteer of the People's harm reduction alliance (PHRA) explains what does needle exchange means to her.

Michael Ninburg from the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) talks about how we could prevent more people from being infections with Hepatitis C. PHRA considers HEP one of their best friends and allies in the fight against hepatitis C. For more information, please see their website at www.hepeducation.org