The C.O.P.E. Center (Community Outreach, Prevention and Education Center) provides HIV outreach, education, counseling, and testing to individuals at highest risk for HIV and opiate overdose including injection drug users and their sexual and drug-using partners; sex industry workers; gay and bisexual men; transgender individuals; and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
Funded by the Department of Public Health, the Center’s goals are to provide HIV outreach, education, counseling, and testing to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases and overdose deaths. Our staff is trained and experienced in offering supportive, non-judgmental assistance to individuals experiencing substance use issues and other high-risk behaviors. We operate under harm reduction principles which include practical strategies that reduce negative consequences of drug use and other high-risk behaviors. In this practice, we incorporate a spectrum of strategies from safer use, to managed use to abstinence.
Drop-In Services Include:
- Confidential HIV, Hepatitis C, STI counseling and testing;
- STI treatment;
- Overdose Education and distribution of Nasal Narcan;
- Needle Exchange Services including syringe disposal;
- Referrals for substance abuse treatment
- Risk reduction training and education is available on an individual and group level.
- Additionally, risk reduction materials are available, including male condoms, female condoms, dental dams, lube, bleach kits, one-shot kits, wound kits, and pipe holders.
The C.O.P.E. Center is located at 74 Pleasant Street in Brockton.
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
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