Harm Reduction Resources
FOR PEOPLE WHO USE SUBSTANCES ... AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM
You came to this site because you're looking for answers and support. First Call is here for you with resources and help rooted in respect, dignity, and love. We practice a harm reduction approach to support the individuals, families, communities who turn to us for assistance.
"Harm reduction" means focusing on the reduction of the harms associated with drug use rather than focusing on the harm of substance abuse itself. It can take shape as medical care, disease prevention or education.
Wherever you are in this moment right now, we can help you support your health and well-being. All First Call, services are available FREE or on a sliding scale. No one is ever turned away because they can't pay.
The Harm Reduction Principles and Basics, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution training covers the definition of harm reduction, pertinent local and national data, harm reduction strategies, best practices and how to spot an overdose and administer Narcan, the overdose reversal medication. It also covers available resources and can be customized to any audience or age!
To schedule a training, email Michelle Irwin or call 816-800-8046.
First Call facilitates this training through The Department of Health and Human Services. Funded by SAMHSA's inaugural Harm Reduction grant, this training represents a collaboration between First Call, University of Missouri-Kansas City and KC Care Health Clinic.
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Staffed entirely by people with lived experience (no mandatory reporters/reporting)
Virtual overdose prevention, person to person, no judgement. Designed with people who use drugs, prioritizing privacy, anonymity, and autonomy of callers.
A harm reduction collective providing a wide variety of resources including, but not limited to: mail order Narcan, safe use guides, wound care tips, drug user union information, zines, etc.