PARN provides harm reduction supplies to people who use injection and inhalation drugs in order to reduce the risk of HIV transmission and other blood-borne infections.
Harm reduction is a range of pragmatic and evidence-based policies and practices designed to minimize the harmful consequences of drug use and other high risk activities.
It focuses on supporting people as they attempt to make any positive change. If a client will not or cannot choose abstinence, Harm Reduction Strategies provide options, support and resources to minimize the negative consequences or “harm” that may result.
Non-judgmental service delivery means meeting people where they are at and is the heart of a Harm Reduction approach.