Syringe Access Services
Aurora Syringe Access Services (ASAS) provides outreach, education and syringe exchange services for people who inject drugs and their partners in the Aurora area, especially along Colfax Avenue We are open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at It Takes A Village, 1475 Lima Street, Aurora, 80010.
ASAS is a safe, legal, non-judgmental place to get free injection supplies confidentially.
Injecting drugs can lead to infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C Virus. Syringe Access Services can reduce these infections by providing people who inject drugs with sterile, safer injection supplies and safe disposal of needles. ASAS can also refer clients to substance abuse treatment and prevent overdose by providing Naloxone, an anti-overdose medication.
Health Educators Michelle and Rakesha
Please contact 303-363-3077 or email Syringe Access with any questions.
Safer Injection Supplies
- Sharps container
- ID card to protect participants from criminal paraphernalia charges
- Alcohol Wipes
- Antibacterial Ointment
- Safer sex supplies and education
- Enrollment and education about legal rights
- Syringe Disposal at SAS sites and during street outreach
- Referrals to health care, health care access programs and community resources
- On-site vein/wound care, wound care education and wound care kits
- Overdose prevention education and Naloxone kit distribution
- Mental and behavioral health navigation and referrals
- HIV and Hepatitis C testing and counseling
- TCHD offers Linkage to Care coordination services for those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. Call 303-363-3018, extension 6 or email Linkage to Care
- TCHD HIV prevention program clinics offer HIV and Hepatitis C testing for those who qualify based on risk factors. More information.
Health Educators Rakesha and Ismael