Services & Support
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 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?
M: Cranston Street in Providence from 4:30pm-6:30pm
W: Pawtucket & Central Falls 4:30pm-6:30pm
TH: Prairie Ave. in Providence from 10:00am-1:00pm
F: Newport (Broadway and Memorial Park) 1:30pm-3:30pm (seasonal)
S: Hartford, Manton & Elmwood Ave. in Providence 1:00pm-3:00pm
ENCORE is always open at our Prevention Office:
557 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
Safe Sex kits
We offer FREE safe sex kits at our Prevention Center!
Know Your Status
We offer FREE HIV and Hep C testing at our Prevention Center.
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