At this time, we are still operating under state COVID-19 guidelines, including requiring everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing to keep you, staff, and our community safe.

Currently, as of 3/29, our office spaces are still NOT open to the public for safety purposes. We will update you when this changes as we monitor the COVID-19 situation. Access to the Syringe Services Program, food pantry, and case management remains available.

HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

Harm reduction is a principle based in respect for the rights and agency of people who use drugs. To us, this translates into a relationship of respect, care, and support for the lived experiences and decisions of each of our clients, no matter their history or present reality. We offer support without judgement in a way that prioritizes our clients' needs. 

HEAL's Harm Reduction Program provides education on substance use disorder and harm reduction principles in communities across Maine. The program is home to HEAL's Naloxone distribution program, getting life saving reversal drugs into the hands of those who may be at risk for opioid overdose. 

OUR SERVICES

CASE MANAGEMENT

SYRINGE SERVICES

Services offering clean syringes, and other harm reduction supplies.

HEALTH EQUITY CENTER

NALOXONE TRAINING

Free Naloxone training and distribution to those affected by opioid use.

CASE MANAGEMENT

LEAD CASE MANAGEMENT

Law enforcement assisted diversion in Bangor and Brewer, ME.

HEALTH EQUITY CENTER

HIV AND HCV TESTING

Free, private HIV and Hepatitis C rapid  testing. Results available in 20 minutes!

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

A free, non-emergency clinic available every Tuesday evening.

OUR HARM REDUCTION STAFF

Ashley Brown

DOWNEAST REGIONAL MANAGER

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

(207) 667-3506 x203

ashley@mainehealthequity.org

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June Evergreen

HARM REDUCTION COORDINATOR (BANGOR)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

(207) 990-3626

june@mainehealthequity.org

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Toby Betancourt

HARM REDUCTION PROGRAM MANAGER 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

 

(207) 249-8916

duncan@mainehealthequity.org

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Arielle Metcalf

MACHIAS HARM REDUCTION COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

(207) 255-5849

arielle@mainehealthequity.org