Twin City Harm Reduction Collective
Located at Green Street United Methodist Church
639 S. Green Street
Winston Salem, NC 27101
We are proud to offer harm reduction services in Forsyth County...
Colin Miller, PWA's very own Program Development Manager and the Co-Founder of Twin City Harm Reduction Collective, has always been passionate about serving people in his community, particularly those who are struggling with opioid addiction, sex workers and lobbying for social reform within the confines of our criminal justice system.
Twin City Harm Reduction Collective is just 1 of 25 Harm Reduction Initiatives in North Carolina. Operating out of Green Street United Methodist Church. All of which offer clean syringe access, support, counseling, advocacy, activism and HCV Services to name a few. In North Carolina, clean needle exchange programs were just recently deemed legal in 2016, however Miller and his fellow Pioneers have been laying down the ground work for these programs to thrive for quite some time now. As a result, Miller has been asked to participate in the Injury Free NC Academy hosted by the DHHS, Injury Violence Prevention Branch and the Injury & Prevention Research Team and UNC Chapel Hill.
Miller along with Louise Vincent of Greensboro and Loftin Wilson of Durham and other leaders within the Syringe Exchange Community will be developing and leading an 8-week training to enable other task forces throughout North Carolina to create their own exchange programs within their counties. Training will consist of a beginning Harm Reduction 101, 2 day training session, then 4 months assigned to a coach that will assist each task force in navigating through funding streams, security planning, staffing, volunteers, recovery support, how they reach out to active drug using populations, help them facilitate discussions within their community and then there will be more planning and execution to follow in the next 4 months. By the end of the training period the goal is for there to be more Exchanges opened and available throughout the State and for those entities to have ongoing support from mentors like Miller.
For more information regarding this training or Twin City Harm Reduction through PWA please visit the links below.