Syringe Access

Syringe Access

VOCAL-NY Exchange offers harm reduction services to communities in Brooklyn. Harm reduction is a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to working with people who use drugs. To accomplish our organization’s broader mission, we offer resources and education to minimize the social and health harms associated with drug use.


We are a New York State-licensed Syringe Exchange Program (SEP). Syringe exchange services are available at our office located at 80-A Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Our syringe exchange is open Monday thru Friday from 10AM to 6PM.


You can also find out street outreach team providing Syringe Exchange in various locations across Brooklyn, including:

  • Red Hook
  • Sunset Park
  • Greenpoint
  • Downtown Brooklyn
  • Bensonhurst
  • Crown Heights




To keep people who inject drugs safe, we offer sterile injecting equipment (syringes, cookers, cotton filters, water ampules) and other supplies (bandages, antibiotic ointment, gauze, alcohol pads) for safer injection. For people who smoke or sniff drugs, we offer stem tips, chore-boy copper filters, and multicolored straws to reduce the risk of sharing.


We accept used syringes and offer personal hazardous waste containers to make sure syringes are disposed of safely.

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Donating to VOCAL-NY will directly support our community organizing, membership activities and grassroots campaigns.
You can donate by sending a check to our office (VOCAL-NY, 80-A Fourth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217) or by donating online.

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