AIDS Care Ocean State’s ENCORE program is the only needle exchange program in the state. ENCORE’s goal is to reduce the risk of HIV transmission among injecting drug users (IDUs).

ENCORE offers counseling, HIV prevention and education, and referrals to substance abuse treatment and medical care facilities.

Our Team

Our ENCORE team travels to several areas in Rhode Island every week and can be identified by their ENCORE backpacks. Our needle exchange workers require specialized training and work with the at-risk populations in Rhode Island.

If you would like more information, please email us today.

Where can you find our ENCORE team?

Monday: Cranston Street in Providence 10am-12pm
Tuesday:: Woonsocket 10am-12pm Cranston Street in Providence 6pm-8pm
Wednesday: Pawtucket & Central Falls 10am-12pm
Thursday: Manton Ave Hartford Ave from 10am-12pm
Broad Street 6pm-8pm
Friday: Newport (Broadway and Memorial Park) 10am-1pm

Dates & Times may change. Call 401-781-0665 for more information

ENCORE is always open at our Prevention Office:
557 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907