Trystereo is a volunteer-run harm reduction collective founded in 2011.We are a free, mobile public health resource for people who use drugs in southeastern Louisiana.

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 FUNDERS

Syringe Access Fund

City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grants Program

Give NOLA Day by The Greater New Orleans Foundation

Comer Family Foundation

Opioid Crisis Response Fund


FISCAL SPONSOR

Your donation is tax deductible under the 501(c)(3) of our fiscal sponsor.

Your donation is tax deductible under the 501(c)(3) of our fiscal sponsor.

The Dave Purchase Project, formerly Points Defiance AIDS Projects, celebrates the legacy of harm reduction hero and syringe access pioneer, Dave Purchase (1942-2013).

TESTIMONIALS

Y’all might save a life out here. That’s a good thing.
— trystereo hotline participant
Thank you for the [biohazard] bins. They’re working out real good. There’s less needles and trash around where I stay.
— trystereo hotline participant
I was setting up my shot and I looked at all the works I got [from Trystereo], and I just felt so loved. Like someone out there cared about me.
— trystereo hotline participant
At some point in my volunteer orientation I heard the term ‘friends and neighbors.’ I took it to be a rhetorical device. But in the span of a few short months I met and assisted folks who live on the same block as me and the people I crack jokes with on nights out. Quite literally my friends and neighbors.
— Trystereo Collective member
I’m thankful for this group [Trystereo] coming here to give us clean rigs, water, ties, whatever, so we can stop using the old needles and sharing the needles and everything. I’m really grateful for this here.
— trystereo hotline participant
Since I’ve been introduced to Trystereo, I’ve been given the necessary supplies, and I’ve been provided with Narcan that I’ve had to use only under one event by the grace of god [revived friend from fatally overdosing], and other than that everything has been great.
— trystereo hotline participant
Trystereo has way more of a variety... They have the fentanyl test-strips... and I mean there is just 50% more of a selection to choose from. They are saving lives.
— trystereo hotline participant
I’m like the wound care lady now! Everybody knows I have the skills and supplies so they all come to me.
— Trystereo Participant and Wound Care Trainee
Thanks to your [wound care] training, I helped save my buddy’s arm. It was all green and stuff but it looks a lot better now
— Trystereo Participant and Wound Care Trainee

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