Expanded Syringe Exchange Outreach Area Approved by AIDS Institute!

LESHRC is thrilled to announce that we have received approval from the AIDS Institute to expand the area covered by our SEP Waiver!

As of September 16th, the boundaries of our walkabout are expanded to East 20th Street to the north, 5th Avenue and Bowery to the west, and the FDR Drive to the east and south. Walkabout hours are Mondays 5 pm - 8 pm; Wednesdays 11 am - 2 pm; Thursdays 8 pm - 11 pm; Fridays 5 pm - 8 pm; and Saturdays 11 am - 2 pm. You can look at the map below to compare the boundaries of our old SEP waiver with the new one.

I hope you will join us in congratulating Sadat Iqbal, our Director of Outreach and Community Development, who led this effort to develop consensus with disparate community stakeholders, in order to address a much needed expansion of SEP services to the areas outlying Union Square.

Thanks are also in order to Reilly Glasgow, Nadya Torres, Gisella de la Rocha, Ajani Benjamin, and LESHRC Executive Director D. Alexandra Dyer.

As Sadat says, "There's so much more work to do!"

And he's on it.