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Holding Hands

Harm Reduction

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.

Train and Video

Naloxone Trainings

The Harm Reduction and Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration 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 Naloxone, 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. 

How To Spot an Overdose & Administer Nasal Naloxone

What Are the Myths Surrounding

How To Administer
Intramuscular Naloxone

What Do You Know About
Safe Consumption Sites?

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