Red de acceso (Access Network) provides case management and support for HIV prevention. To achieve this, it arranges for rapid HIV tests, serves as liaison for health services needed by participants, and provides basic services by registered nurses.
The program connects a variety of essential services and at the same time looks out for the rights of people living with HIV or at risk of getting the virus.
Our vision comes from public health and human rights.
El gancho provide clean needles in exchange for used ones, to help drug users avoid harms related to unsterilized supplies.
In the process, the program tends to other needs, like overdose prevention, collecting used needles from public spaces, emotional support, and referrals for participants.
El gancho collects around 360,000 needles each year. This service benefits participants and their families, as it reduces the risk of sexual partners and family members getting several diseases.
Taking care of the most vulnerable protects us all.
This project promotes science-based drug policies by getting into conversations and generating debate around drug related public policy. We want to foster dialogues and knowledge about how to develop policies built on scientific knowledge.
“It’s time to change the current drug policies,
as they destroy more lives than the drug themselves.”
La móvil is a vehicle that takes health services to locations where the people in need live or spend time.
Less than 10% of people at risk because of problematic use of drugs, mental health issues or other conditions actually get the health services they need. La móvil’s team leverages their expertise in nursing, psychology, case management and other disciplines to provide primary services and other types of support, always with a biopsychosocial approach to participants’ needs.
We want to get to the spaces where participants are.
Since 2019, Sin techo serves people without homes who show mental health problems or problematic use of drugs. It also supports people at risk of losing their housing because of such circumstances.
The team, with expertise in counseling and case management, uses several resources to support these participants in all they might need to get into the process of securing a living space.
The road to accessing services and adequate housing is long and difficult. Our team provides support to participants with preventive attention; referrals to behavioral services; mentoring in the steps for obtaining identification documents and health services; and other requisites for applying for housing.
Sin techo serves an average of 50 people each year.