The National Harm Reduction Coalition (NHRC), DOPE Project, and San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) is excited to introduce and roll-out, Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Education in Shelters and Housing Initiative (OPHRESH). This two-year program aims to provide training, technical assistance, and support to all HSH-funded service providers toward integrating harm reduction and overdose prevention (ODP) policies and practices; as well as enhancing learning and engagement in to collectively reduce overdose deaths in housing and the Homelessness Response System (HRS).
The OPHRESH program is designed to:
- Improve and advance learning and engagement in harm reduction and overdose prevention to reduce overdose deaths in San Francisco’s Homeless Response System (HRS).
- Build the internal capacity of agencies through engagement, workshops, and technical assistance.
- Support successful implementation of HSH’s Overdose Prevention (ODP) Policy throughout all agencies.
Harm Reduction Workshop Series: Workshops will be held monthly, conducted virtually and facilitated by members of the HSH Team.
Workshops will include:
- Overdose Prevention and Naloxone administration.
- Harm reduction and housing first.
- Engaging with people who use drugs in housing and shelter settings.
- Conflict prevention and de-escalation for service providers.
- Self-care and resilience for service providers.
To request support for your organization through OPHRESH please complete the TA Request Form: