NEED'S THURSDAY SITE IS MOVING
After 30 years at Hearst and San Pablo, NEED's Thursday site is moving.
Effective July 15, 2021, NEED's Thursday site will be located at University Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets (on the north side of the street).
- Thursday site's hours will remain the same: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- NEED will provide the same services at the new Thursday site that it did at the old site at Hearst and San Pablo.
- Look for NEED's white van!
- NEED volunteers will be located at the old site for a few weeks to direct participants to the new site.
- The new site is around the corner from the old site. To get to our new Thursday site from our old site, travel south on San Pablo Avenue and turn right on University Avenue. Our new site is a block from San Pablo, in front of Bauman College (between Ninth and Tenth Streets).
- NEED's Tuesday and Sunday sites will remain unchanged.
- Confused? Contact us by phone or email and we can help.
- Spread the word!
In Response to COVID-19:
- All of our fixed sites (Sunday Evening, Tuesday, and Thursday) are running
- Please do not come to site if you are experiencing symptoms
- Sites may run more slowly, please give ample time & look for signs about how site is operating
- We do not have masks / supplies to protect from or reduce viral spread
- Berkeley NEED Sunday Outreach (Sunday Mornings in People's Park) is temporarily cancelled
- Stay safe! And remember, we love you!
COVID-19 Harm Reduction Links
- COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs
- General COVID-19 Information
- If you're experiencing symptoms:
- Call Alameda Department of Public Health: 510-267-3250
- City of Berkeley Public Health (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm): 510-981-5300
- City of Berkeley Public Health (After-hours): 510-981-5911
NEED has fentanyl test strips! We are hearing more and more about fentanyl in meth as well as in heroin. Come to NEED's sites to get strips that test for the presence of fentanyl.
Need help using fentanyl test strips? Click here for our fentanyl test strips instructions and click here for some tips on more successful and accurate fentanyl testing.
NEED offers overdose prevention treatment through the distribution of naloxone, an opioid antagonist that can prevent overdoses. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is available at all three of our sites.