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1364 Swan Ave.
225-775-7988


Open: Tues, Wed, Thur 10a-5p
After Hours: Mon, Fri 5p-9p

Our "Be Safe" Syringe Service Program is a holistic harm reduction initiative. It provides access to clean syringes, proper disposal of sharps, educational resources, and connections to rehabilitation and support services.

 

We provide our services in 5 ways:

Our office

After Hours

 Mobile Unit

Outreach/ Delivery

Vending Machine

Calendar/ Location of Services

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Service Access Points

Office Hours/ Services:

Office hours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to 5 pm. During these hours, our vending machine, STI and health screenings, as well as access to addiction reduction services, are accessible.

Mobile BR Community Outreach:

Offers services and resources to guests residing in the high overdose zip code area. These services are available throughout the week and can be found on the Program Calendar.

Vending Machine:

Access to the Harm Reduction vending machine allows collection of products such as Narcan, wound care kits, hygiene kits, Fentanyl testing strips.

After Hours/ Services:

Delivering services beyond regular business hours, allowing guests to access the program and all its offerings at more convenient times. Open on Monday's and Friday's 5p-9p

Parish Community Outreach:

Facilitates access to services and resources for guests across the Parishes in Region 2. Guests have the option to opt-in for product delivery, considering potential transportation limitations.

Unsheltered Outreach:

Extending services and resources directly to those who are unsheltered, offering vital support for their holistic health and wellness.

Be Safe Program Services

Syringe Distribution:

Syringes are distributed in 5 different-sized gauges. 27 Gauge 1/2 Long, 28 Gauge 1/2 Long, 29 Gauge 1/2 Long, 30 Gauge 5/16 Short, and 31 Gauge 5/16 Short. On occasion, Diabetic syringes can be requested.

Supply Kits:

Supply Kits consist of a tourniquet, Cotton Pellets, and a Sterile Cooker. Fentanyl testing strips. Depending on availability, Sterile Water, Antibiotic Ointment, and Band-Aids may also be included.

Narcan Distribution:

Encompassing the distribution of a medication capable of swiftly reversing opioid overdose within individuals and communities. Naloxone, an opioid receptor antagonist, acts rapidly to counteract the effects of opioids, including respiratory depression—the main cause of death in opioid overdoses. We supply both Nasal and Inter-Muscular Narcan for this purpose.

Syringe Disposals:

Ensuring the safe and responsible disposal of used needles, syringes, and other sharp medical objects is crucial for preventing injuries and reducing the risk of infections in both individuals and the community. We offer Sharp Containers and on-site disposal solutions. In the absence of containers, syringes can be securely placed in sealed soda bottles.

Care Kits:

We offer Wound Care kits comprising band-aids, antibiotic ointment, gauze, ibuprofen, alcohol wipes, and gloves. Additionally, we provide Hygiene kits that include deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, and body wash.

Health Screenings:

It is advisable to undergo STI screenings for HIV/AIDS, HEP C, and syphilis at least once or twice a year. Upon receiving test results, we provide linkage to care and referrals for further assistance.

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