Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Region:||Central America and the Caribbean|
||The Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition (CHRC) is committed to assisting individuals and communities by initiating and promoting education, interventions, and community organizing programmes that focus on reducing drug related harm. The CHRC promotes a client centred approach to both conventional and alternative models of health and human services and drug treatment challenging the traditional client/provider relationship.
The CHRC is committed to provide resources, educational materials, and support to health professionals and drug users in their communities to assist them in addressing drug-related harm.
The CHRC acknowledges that there needs to be a greater multiplicity of service to the drug using population of the Caribbean. Committed to the public health model of a continuum of care, Coalition members know that just as there was no one stereotypical drug user profile, service provision also needs to be more diverse. The members further recognize that while abstinence is the ultimate goal of all interventions, that movement along the continuum occurs in both directions and that the passage to reach the goal may be long, arduous and for some laden with a progression of challenges.
The Caribbean Harm Reduction Coalition believes in every individual's right to health and well being as well as in their competency to protect and help themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.