more likely to enter into treatment
(formerly Syringe Services Program)
Harm Reduction Center is a community-based, public health program that provides critical services to people who use drugs.
Sound Pathways offers substance use prevention and intervention methods designed to meet people where they are. As an evidence-based, harm reduction focused organization, our Harm Reduction Center (HRC) is key to our mission.
Some of our clients are currently using drugs and we assist them without judgement. We work with our HRC clients to encourage safe and responsible use. If they choose, we help people access counseling and treatment services.
Every person who walks through our doors is supported and offered assistance, guidance, and compassion. We believe no one should be denied help. We believe everyone should be safe. And we believe no one should die from a drug overdose.
Our HRC is a multifaceted program that serves many needs for our clients.
Naloxone training and distribution
Safe syringe disposal
Wound care and safe sex supplies
HIV and HepC testing and referrals
Detox treatment referrals
Behavioral health referrals
Referrals to additional community resources
Distribution of care kits for homeless people
For decades, HRCs have proven to be beneficial for active users and for the communities these programs serve. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) considers Harm Reduction Center to be an effective tool for creating healthier communities.
Thirty years of evidence-based research shows HRCs:
Are safe and effective
Reduce HIV and HepC transmission
Do not increase illegal drug use or crime in a community
Protect the public and first responders by facilitating the safe disposal of used needles and syringes
Through the HRC, our experienced staff are able to:
Connect individuals to community resources and referral to treatment
Distribute opioid overdose reversal medications (e.g., naloxone)
Lessen drug use related harms associated that increase the risk of infectious diseases
Reduce infectious disease transmission by providing accurate information and resources
Reduce overdose deaths, promote linkages to care, and facilitate co-location of services
Promote a philosophy of hope and healing
Men and women residing in Snohomish County who currently use drugs.
We provide both on site services in Everett and outreach services throughout Snohomish County.
1625 East. Marine View Drive Suite #4
Everett Marine View Drive hours:
Monday, Wednesday 12:00 to 5:00
Thursday 12:00 to 7:00
Tuesday, Fridays – Sunday Closed
Our mobile outreach is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, For details on times and locations, visit our HRC Facebook page
● Reduce the harms associated with drug use
● Prevent HIV and viral hepatitis infections
● Connect people to the services they need
● Reduce stigma associated with substance use and co-occurring disorders
more likely to enter into treatment
more likely to stop injecting and using drugs
likely to contract HIV or HepC
At the HRC, our experienced team will explain how the program works and answer any questions or concerns that people may have. The HRC is a safe and confidential space for clients, family, and community members to seek education and support.
Staff meet with clients one on one to help with any syringe services, clean supplies, or resource needs.
We are located at 1625 East Marine View Drive Suite #4
No, HRC is a walk-in service. Anyone is welcome to visit during our regular operating hours.
If you need assistance outside of these hours, please call 425-258-2977.
We offer a wide range of services including:
The HRC is a one-for-one exchange service with discretion. We always make certain our clients leave with enough supplies to support safe use.
Yes. HRC does not require clients to provide any personal identifying information. Basic non-identifying information such as age and gender may be gathered for grant requirements only.
We can provide contact information for detox and/or treatment centers in our area. However, we do not have the authority to ensure that our clients are accepted into those programs.
For more information about area detox and/or treatment centers, visit: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
No. People who use an HRC are more likely to enter treatment for substance use disorders and stop injecting than those who don’t use an HRC.
In Washington State, syringe exchange, sales and distribution is legal. A jurisdiction’s health officer can authorize a Harm Reduction Center, or an independent organization can operate one.
Washington State allows distribution of syringes through:
For more detailed information, please visit:
Harm reduction is a proactive and evidence-based approach to reduce the negative personal and public health impacts of behavior associated with alcohol and other substance misuse at both the individual and community levels.
Harm reduction focuses on positive change and on working with people without judgement, coercion, discrimination, or requiring that they stop using drugs as a precondition of support.