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9:30 am

Working with People Who Use Stimulants: Best Practices

April 7, 2022 . 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

As drug use changes and evolves in
Massachusetts and beyond, we need to be
prepared to support clients no matter what
substances they use. Learn the basics of
what stimulants are, what they do in the
body, and how we can support people who
use stimulants.

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1:00 pm

The Keys to Low-Threshold Housing

April 7, 2022 . 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual
Free

Please join the RIZE Massachusetts Foundation, the National Harm Reduction Coalition, and the Kraft Center for Community Health at MGH, for the second in a series of learning communities focused on safe housing and harm reduction practices. For this second learning community, The Keys to Low-Threshold Housing, we will hear from peers across the country about partnerships and approaches they have developed to save lives and keep people housed.

Laura Guzman, JD, of The DOPE Project and Andrew Spiers, LSW, of Pathways to Housing, will participate in a discussion moderated by Emma Roberts of the National Harm Reduction Coalition. They will share replicable best practices focused on person-centered approaches that build trust and autonomy, with an emphasis on how best to support people who use drugs. They will also address topics raised by learning community participants.

Participants in this 2-hour event will:

· Learn replicable best practices for low-threshold housing

· Explore how to identify and foster the right partners and approaches for deeper collaboration between harm reduction and housing programs

· Learn about resident rights and explore opportunities for harm reduction

We hope you can join us for The Keys to Low-Threshold Housing, which will explore how harm reduction and housing providers can partner to better serve people with substance use disorders.

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