Strengthening Infrastructure to Bolster Services
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders Vocal-NY-Inc (VOCAL-NY) provides syringe exchanges and other services for people experiencing homelessness, HIV, hepatitis, poverty, and/or substance use in Brooklyn, New York. Its staff offer testing and treatment for hepatitis, give initial doses of buprenorphine, and provide referrals for ongoing OUD and other behavioral health and medical treatment as well as connections to housing and job supports. Its drop-in center also offers laundry facilities, bathrooms, a library, and a food pantry. FORE funding will enable the organization to review its policies and procedures so that staff can make most efficient use of their resources to meet rising demand.