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?

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