BHRC mobilizes community members for the health, dignity, and safety of people targeted by the war on drugs and anti-sex worker policies. We advocate for harm reduction as part of a broader movement for social justice.
What is Harm Reduction?
It is a philosophy and set of practices that can assist individuals be safer and be applied to make organizations/systems less harmful. For individuals, harm reduction expands choices, increases access, and promotes opportunities to assist people be safer (particularly when engaging in culturally stigmatized behaviors—such as drug use and sex). Harm reduction also aims to shift organizations/systems (and our broader culture) to be safer for individuals and communities.
Harm reduction recognizes that society, and the systems within it, have historically increased harm to people who use drugs or engage in sex work through oppressive policy and stigmatizing culture.
meeting people where they’re at, but not leaving them there
acknowledging the significance of any positive change
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Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (BHRC), a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc., mobilizes community members for the health, dignity, and safety of people targeted by the war on drugs or anti sex-worker policies, and advocates for harm reduction as part of a broader movement for social justice. BHRC is hiring Harm...
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