Who we are
Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition (VHRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, peer-run organization whose mission is to improve the health of the community we serve by advocating for, developing, and implementing evidence-based solutions to address the adverse effects of drug use.
What we do
We address health inequities faced by people who use drugs (PWUD) by providing outreach to marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized populations, advocating for health policies that address their specific needs, and collaborating with other agencies to effectively meet those needs.
Why we do it
No one in our community is disposable. Traditional policies and approaches to substance use have isolated, stigmatized, and criminalized people we love. The result is poorer health outcomes for our community and our country. It’s time for a new approach that places value on the individual and focuses on support instead of punishment.