07 Nov The Nation’s First and Only Safe Consumption Centers Have Officially Merged All of Its Operations Under The OnPoint NYC Banner
The Newly Merged Centers with Operations in East Harlem, Washington Heights will Continue Existing Programs and Offer Expanded Services to its Clients
New York, NY – Today, New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE) and Washington Heights Corner Project (WHCP) announced their merger and will continue their lifesaving harm reduction work as OnPoint NYC.
Prior to the merger, NYHRE and WHCP maintained a six-year strategic partnership to increase their respective efficiencies in serving similar communities in northern Manhattan. Sam Rivera, who joined the organization in 2020, will continue to serve as the Executive Director of the newly combined entity which officially merged in March of 2022. During his tenure, Rivera worked to conduct an organizational restructuring to prepare for the merger by combining finance, programmatic, data, and human resource teams in an effort to streamline operations.
Kailin See, a longtime harm reduction professional, was tapped as the organization’s Senior Director of Programs.
OnPoint NYC maintains a staff count of 120.
About OnPoint NYC: In addition to supervised consumption centers in East Harlem and Washington Heights, OnPoint NYC provides wraparound services to meet its underserved participant’s comprehensive set of needs including, medical and mental health care, onsite access to Buprenorphine and other addiction treatment options, Hepatitis C and HIV testing and treatment, holistic services, hygiene and respite, food, clothing and other critical supports.