Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

Needle Exchange – NEX

Providers and locations in the District of Columbia that provide needle exchange and harm reduction services.


Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need. Text “GO” to 741741 to get connected.


The Trevor Project Lifeline

The Trevor Project provides Direct suicide prevention and crisis intervention services to support via phone, text, and chat for LGBTQ+ youth. Dial 1-866-488-7386 to get connected.


Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Dial 1-877-565-8860 to get connected.


National Suicide Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Dial 988 to get connected.


Cornerstone Montgomery Transition Age Youth (TAY) Programs

Cornerstone Transition Age Youth (TAY) programs help young adults with mental health concerns reach their goals.


Addiction Helplines

If you need help with your opioid addiction or to get connected to resources, call the Live Long DC 24/7 Access HelpLine at 1 (888) 793-4357 or the National Rehab Hotline at 1 (866) 210-1303.


Family and Medical Counseling Services, Inc.

Family and Medical Counseling Services has two mobile units that provide needle exchange and harm reduction services to some of Washington, DC’s neighborhoods that are impacted by drug use.


Resource Guide for Washington, DC Organizations

This resource guide lists organizations in Washington, DC that offer assistance in areas including housing, harm reduction, safer sex and STI testing, food, clothing, legal, health care, and social support.