Community Risk Reduction Services

Community Risk Reduction Services 


Baltimore City Community Risk Reduction Services (CRRS) is a public health measure that implements a harm reduction approach to preventing the transmission of HIV, hepatitis C, other infections, and opioid overdose deaths among people who use drugs. The mission of CRRS is to deliver free and confidential quality HIV prevention and harm reduction education and services in communities within Baltimore City, via mobile and other outreach methods, in a non-judmental manner that reduces the impacts of drug use among high-risk individuals and the general public. 

CRRS houses BCHD's Syringe Services Program (SSP) and the Overdose Response/Staying Alive Program. Both program teams collaborate to help Baltimoreans with substance use disorders overcome and manage their addiction. Program services include linking people to drug treatment services, counseling and testing for HIV and syphillis, and opioid overdose response training. SSP services are provided in mobile vehicles at 17 locations totaling 32 shifts per week including evenings and Saturdays. 

The vision for Community Risk Reduction Services is to expand the capacity and accessibility to a continuum of comprehensive harm reduction-centered services for all individuals with substance use disorders in Baltimore City, and surrounding jurisdictions.

Contact Information:

Derrick Hunt, Director
Jeffrey Long, Deputy Director
Rania Mohamed, Assistant Director

Phone: 410-396-3733

Hours and locations, Last updated March 27th, 2024. To access The Baltimore City Syringe Service Program (SSP) Newsletter - Spring 2024 please click here.

Hours of Operation Location
Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Monroe & Ramsay
Washington Blvd & Inverness 
Monday 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Monroe & Ramsay
Washington Blvd & Inverness 
Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Baltimore & Conkling
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Milton & McElderry
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Montford & Biddle
Carey & Hollins
Tuesday, 10:30 AM- 11:30 PM Maryland & 21st
Druid Hill Clinic (Side Lot)
No Evening Services on Tuesday No Evening Services on Tuesday
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Monroe & Ramsay
Freemont & Laurens
Wednesday  12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Monroe & Ramsay
Freemont & Laurens
Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Washington Blvd & Inverness 
Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Wallbrook & Dennison
Park Heights & Spaulding
Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM North & Druid Hill
Fulton & Baker
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM North & Druid Hill
Thursday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Baltimore and Gay (The Block)
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Milton & McElderry
Freemont & Laurens
Friday 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Milton & McElderry
Brooklyn (Patapsco & 6th)
Friday 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM- 10:30 PM Monroe & Ramsay
Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Fremont & Riggs

PLEASE NOTE: CRRS Programs including the Syringe Service Program mobile sites will be closed on the Baltimore City holidays. Please open schedule link above for closing dates located on the bottom of the SSP schedule.

Overdose Response Program - Staying Alive Program 

The following Reproductive Health Services are offered on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month:

  • Emergency Contraceptives 
  • Plan B pill 
  • HIV and STI testing + treatment 
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Vaginal and yeast infections 
  • Pap Smears + breast exams 
  • Sexual health and contraceptive education 

Volunteer Program

Volunteer for Needle Exchange!

Interested students who would like information on volunteering and completing an application can contact  Program Assistant, Cicely Franklin, via email by clicking here.

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