Overdose Prevention and Naloxone continued… Now PPP staff conducts overdose training to individuals such as participants in our drop in center, family members and professionals. Trainings are also conducted offsite at agencies providing services for mental health, shelters, recovery sites and other community service agencies.
PPP Programs continued... Street-side Health Project (SHP) Volunteer-staffed medical sites at 8 weekly locations, featuring PPP staff with Jefferson, Temple, UPenn and Drexel medical students and/or doctors. Provides free medical care, including basic wound care, vaccinations and medical check- ups Doctors and students volunteered over 3,400 hours between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018
Street-side Health Project Common Health Concerns include: HIV and HCV, Endocarditis, Depression, Abscesses, Cellulitis, Wounds, Upper respiratory infections, Overdose, Malnutrition, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Chronic pain/pain management & Pregnancy.
Other Medical Services Philly FIGHT/PPP Medical Clinic entitled “Clinica Bienestar” for those who are, in general Latino/a and HIV Positive (1.5 days weekly) Wound Care Mobile Clinic on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Confirmatory Blood Work for those who self report as HCV positive Primary Care through Stephen Klein Wellness Center (SKWC) (.5 day) Stabilization Treatment and Engagement Program (STEP) for Suboxone, Naltrexone and Vivitrol Medication Assisted Treatment (4.5 days) available in building and now mobile
PPP Programs continued... Case Management Clients can access PPP case management staff for a host of reasons including help with drug treatment, linkage and coordination of HIV, HCV and primary care, ID assistance, benefits, mental health referrals, housing and more.
PPP Programs Continued… WOMEN’S NIGHT Ladies Night is the collaborative effort of Prevention Point Philadelphia and Project SAFE, with many other organizations donating supplies, clothes, or providing volunteers. Ladies Night is a weekly drop-in exclusively for female-identified people. Women’s Night occurs from 6-9pm every Tuesday evening. This program specifically looks towards offering a safe space for women in the area as well as providing services with an emphasis on the needs of street-based sex workers, intravenous drug users, and women who are contending with homelessness or other situational instabilities. Every week we offer clothing & shower access, hygiene kits, safer injection kits, Narcan and Narcan trainings, Bad Date sheets, coffee & dinner, as well as the opportunity to hang out, paint nails, color, or just watch TV. In addition we frequently have HIV testing and linkage, HepC testing and linkage, and case management. As the program expands, we are hoping to continue to introduce different services and programming, such as stylists/haircuts & makeup artists, art therapy, poetry workshops, resource information sessions, etc. For example, in these upcoming weeks we will be featuring a Maternity Care Coalition presentation, a self-defense class, and a trauma informed yoga class.
- Fall '19