OnPoint NYC vigorously advocates for social justice and strives to address adverse outcomes among people who use drugs or engage in sex work by providing the resources, tools, and support they need to enhance the quality of their lives and live with dignity. We combat stigma and embrace people who use drugs and engage in sex work instead of pushing them to the margin.


As the largest harm reduction service provider on the east coast, we offer lifesaving safer drug use and overdose training to those who need it most. We also distribute and clean up more syringes and other safer use supplies than any other provider.

Case Management

Our caring medical professionals provide chronic condition management, HIV/Hep C testing, wound care, counseling, and buprenorphine for substance use recovery, addressing health needs caused by housing insecurity and disconnection from primary care.

Clinical Care

Our caring medical professionals provide chronic condition management, HIV/Hep C testing, wound care, counseling, and buprenorphine for substance use recovery, addressing health needs caused by housing insecurity and disconnection from primary care.

Drop-in Centers

Our Drop-In Centers are safe, no-barrier spaces with free services like hot meals, hygiene facilities, syringe services, digital connectivity, and peer support, aimed at fostering community, health, and dignity.

Drug Testing

In partnership with NYC DOH, we offer on-site drug checking using FTIR spectroscopy and test strips for substances including fentanyl, morphine, cocaine, benzodiazepine, xylazine, ketamine, and methamphetamine. This service, enhanced by lab verification, allows for pre-use testing or post-adverse reaction analysis.


Our garden in East Harlem is a space for staff and participants to relax, reconnect with nature, and celebrate community. It hosts ceremonies, offers holistic services, marks milestones, supports recovery post-overdose, and facilitates shared meals.

Holistic Services

Our holistic services honor the pioneering work of the Lincoln Detox movement and Act Up, blending acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, cupping, sound baths, reiki, and meditation.

Mental Health

We provide free individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, screenings, and medication prescriptions, through social workers and psychiatric nurse practitioners, supported by peer-led counseling groups.


Our outreach and public safety teams serve East Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx, providing food, clothing, safer use supplies, and educational materials. We clean up hazardous waste, educate on harm reduction, and operate a public safety hotline for syringe cleanup and public use diversion.

Overdose Prevention Centers

Our Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs) provide safe environments for pre-obtained substance consumption while under the care of trained professionals, combating the overdose crisis with immediate intervention.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development Program is geared towards participants and staff looking to further their professional skills. We provide training, computer classes, resume-building, and reentry opportunities, equipping participants and staff with economic mobility and stability tools.


OPC Participants Served since Launch In November 30, 2021


OPC utilizations


units of hazardous waste collected


Overdose Interventions

These numbers are preliminary.

Harm Reduction & Resource Guides

As part of our vital harm reduction work, OnPoint NYC’s team has created a variety of downloadable resources on safer drug use, for distribution in our community and beyond. These accessible guides meet our neighbors where they are, helping people who use drugs make healthier choices and adopt methods that mitigate medical complications and overdose risks. Browse our resources and guides to learn more. 

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