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Tacoma Needle Exchange

Dave Purchase Project  |  Tacoma, WA

AKA: The Needle Exchange, TNE
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Overview

Our syringe exchange services began in 1988. Our founder, Dave Purchase, decided that he was going to help our community address the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic by providing new injection supplies to drug users, with the understanding that when a person uses a new syringe and injection supplies, they minimize the risks of contracting blood borne viruses associated with drug use. Additionally, Dave found that by providing these services to community members, he was able to build a level of trust, which allowed him to engage in deeper conversations with participants about their drug use, sex practices, and other issues.
We continue today to provide services using Dave’s model, asking that our participants do their best to bring their used injection supplies to the exchange sites to receive new ones.

Services

  • Case Management/Coordinated Care
  • Community Trainings/Education
  • Delivery Services
  • Fentanyl Test Strips/Education
  • Hepatitis testing/Education
  • HIV testing/Education
  • LGBTQ Services
  • MAT Education/Referrals
  • Naloxone Distribution/Overdose Ed.
  • Safe Sex Items
  • Safer Smoking Supplies
  • Syringe Services
  • Wound Care Services

Contact

3716 Pacific Ave
Suite F
Tacoma, WA 98418

(253) 381-5229
(253) 334-9576

stephanie@nasen.org
paul@nasen.org

https://www.tacomaneedleexchange.org/calendar
https://www.facebook.com/TacomaNeedleExchange/
https://twitter.com/PurchaseProject

Hours

Our schedule is subject to change, please check back as we do our part to keep participants and staff safe during this time.

Hilltop Tacoma Location:

Mobile Site:

The Corner of 14th and G Street in Tacoma, WA 98405

Wednesday: 1pm to 5pm

Fixed Site:

3716 Pacific Ave, Suite F Tacoma, WA 98418

This location offers HRT and Boofing Kits as well as case management services!

Tuesday: 11am to 4pm

Wednesday: 11am to 4pm

Thursday: 11am to 4pm 

(Rapid HIV & Hep C Testing Provided 11:00am to 3:00pm)

Friday: 1pm to 6pm 

(Wound Care Clinic Fridays from 1pm to 3pm)

Every Thursday Puyallup Tribal Exchange:

Mobile Site:

East 32nd & Portland Ave (Behind Min Grocery)

Thursdays: 11am to 3pm

Please call for our delivery schedule.

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