Message from the Executive Director
St. Ann’s Center of Harm Reduction began almost two decades ago as a grassroots needle exchange program to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS among intravenous drug users in the South Bronx. The organic evolution into what we are today – a multi-service agency offering a broad continuum of interventions – reflects our continued investment in meeting the community’s changing needs. Our approach, however, remains rooted in our beginnings of meeting people on their own turf, on their own terms – anonymously and free of charge.
Now, as a partner with Promesa Systems, Inc., SACHR is poised to embark on an exciting opportunity to significantly impact the health and well-being of our neighbors. This annual report also gives you highlights of other accomplishments, but only provides a snapshot of our daily work but cannot measure the steady steps our participants take to regain their lives, health and self-respect.
I invite you to visit our new website, sachr.org, if you would like more information and ask you to consider making a contributing to help us continue our important mission.
Healing is a Process, Not a Destination
At SACHR, our harm reduction philosophy is rooted in the practical and proven approach of meeting people on their own turf, on their own terms. We invest in the well-being of our community by offering a sanctuary to anyone who needs a healthy place – for a minute or for months.