The following is a press release from the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction:
Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction (The Center) has moved to 5000 Valley West Blvd Unit 17/18 in Arcata. We will reopen to the public in 4-6 weeks, once we settle in and adjust to the new space.
For the last 5 years, The Center has been incredibly lucky to have a secure and central location to serve our participants in Eureka. The work we’ve been able to provide has played a role in saving hundreds of lives. We’ve been able to build a strong community for people who use drugs, who are otherwise marginalized and often under-resourced. Our drop-in center has served as a place where people could go to feel safe while being treated with dignity and respect. Our Eureka participants will still be able to access our mobile services in Eureka, established in 2020 in accordance with the Eureka City Council’s mobile-only syringe exchange program (SEP) ordinance. Although leaving Eureka is a difficult adjustment, we are excited about the opportunities and future collaborations to come in the Valley West and broader Arcata community.
Please reach out to us directly if you have questions! We’d love to talk with you. Rumors and misinformation creates harmful narratives about the people we serve and our organization.
The Center will NOT be providing any syringe services out of our new Valley West location. Arcata syringe services have long been available through mobile-only outreach, and these services will continue, separate from our office space. Our new Valley West location will be used as an administrative office, a storage space, a place to host volunteers, and participant support services. We are excited to continue offering linkage to low-barrier treatment via telehealth - the Valley West office will make this important treatment available to Arcata participants. Our case managers and harm reduction specialists will be available to support participants with a variety of needs like navigating the healthcare system, obtaining bus tickets, gas cards, clothing, food, water and other basic amenities to stay healthy and safe while engaging with our program.
We are eager to connect with our new community partners, neighboring businesses and programs! Below you can find all the ways to contact us. The Center’s staff are a group of welcoming individuals dedicated to advocating for and serving people who use drugs in our community. While the move is bittersweet for us, it presents itself with many opportunities for growth and new access points to vital, life-saving services in the community.
Thank you for any future collaboration and communication,
Jasmine Guerra Executive Director
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative office: 707-298-9313
Outreach Services: 707-407-6013
Facebook: Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction