Change Point

Harm Reduction Center

What is Change Point?

Change Point is a program of Northern Nevada HOPES and is Nevada’s first legal syringe services program. Change Point provides syringe services, harm reduction supplies, counseling, and free HIV and hepatitis C testing. Change Point embraces diversity and advocates for medically underserved groups in the community.

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Change Point Services

Change Point services are free and open to the community, and you do not need to be a HOPES patient to access Change Point services.

Syringe Services
  • Sterile syringes
  • Safe syringe disposal
  • Harm reduction supplies
  • Safer sex kits
Testing and Outreach
  • Free rapid HIV/Hep C testing
  • Special event testing
  • Overdose education
  • Support and peer groups
  • Street outreach
Community Building
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Coalition building
  • Human rights advocacy
  • Job skills training

What is Harm Reduction?

‘Harm Reduction’ is a philosophy and strategy that empowers individuals to reduce harm to themselves by 1) setting realistic goals and 2) validating any positive step or incremental change. Although Harm Reduction was initially implemented around drug use, it now has a wider range of applications, including sex, diet, health, and any aspect of self-care.

Contact Us

(775) 997-7519
outreach@nnhopes.org

445 Ralston St
Reno, NV 89503

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm