Prevention Point Philadelphia
Prevention Point Philadelphia works to provide safe and human alternatives to the war on drugs. Since its off-the-radar and illegal beginnings in 1991, they have grown into a recognized, multi-service public health organization that continues its commitment to a community-based model that seeks to minimize the adverse consequences of injection drug use and sex work, such as HIV or Hepatitis C infection. Prevention Point staffers and volunteers meet drug users where they are, providing information and access to treatment for people with dignity and respect. They promote harm reduction through syringe exchange, medical care, social services, and referrals to drug treatment.