We believe in the human rights to health, safety, autonomy, and agency for all persons, and our mission is to promote these rights among people who use substances. We work in a harm reduction framework which means:
- Understanding that people who use our services know what they need for their health
- We try to make our services as low barrier as possible
- Destigmatization, validation, and the acknowledgement of the humanity of people who use drugs is an integral part of achieving our mission
SHRS aims to serve people that might not otherwise be able to or want to access syringe services.
We are always working to lower and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing our services. We deliver supplies directly to anyone in the Twin Cities free of charge, have street outreach teams, and rely on peer exchanges to reach those who need our services. Southside acts as a stepping stone to other services that people may want or need. Lowering the barriers to our services increases people's access to medical, chemical, and other services.
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Southside is a grassroots organization and can't exist without support from the community! Any amount helps support the health and well being of people who use drugs in MN as well as their (and our) communties