Resources

At Ballroom, We Care Inc., we are dedicated to exploring, understanding and advocating for culturally-competent crystal meth services that align with the needs of members of the Ballroom Scene. In some cases, Ballroom members struggle with a unique set of challenges that could potentially contribute to issues with substance use and mental health issues. To support that possibility, we are working diligently to identify resources that can effectively address the needs of our community. 

RECharge Program

PHP/Housing Works

Recharge is an open, sex-positive, safe-space to learn about safer crystal meth use.  Drop-Ins occur twice a week, on Tuesdays from 5-8 pm and Thursdays from 4-7 pm. Re-Charge offers a range of individualized services for those who use meth.


Re-Charge was specifically designed for men who have sex with men and individuals of trans experience who have sex with men. The program is committed to the practice of harm reduction.  Re-Charge will meet you where you are and help you reach your health and wellness goals. For adjustments in service delivery due to COVID-19 please call (212)-465-8304 ext. 4434  - (929)-370-1491, or click on the link below to contact us. 

Exponents

Treatment & Recovery

Exponents offer crystal meth supportive services through:

The outpatient medically supervised chemical dependency program; The LGBT-specific program track;  

The 3rd Way Harm Reduction initiative;  

The Project InFORM young, gay/bisexual men and young transgender women between the ages of 18 & 28.

For this and additional information on how to access services, and adjustments to service delivery as a result of COVID-19 call at (212)-243-3434, or click on the click below. 

Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West

Crystal Clear Project

The Crystal Clear Project offers groups and individual therapy for people who are using crystal meth. The program also offers inpatient and outpatient services. For more about the service listed and the intake process please call  (212)-523-6491,  (212)-523- 8260, or click the link below. 

The Center

Center Recovery

  The Center offers assistance for people struggling with substance use. From individual and group counseling to an outpatient treatment program for people ages 13 and up. If you would like help leading a healthier life, The Center is here for you. Click the links below, or call for changes in service delivery as a result of COVID-19 at (646)- 556-9300 for more information on how to access services 

Streetworks Project

Safe Horizon

Streetwork Project is a harm reduction drop-in center for homeless youth ages 13 to 25 years old. It provides case management, psychiatry, benefits enrollment, shelter referrals & advocacy, housing support & daily survival services, such as food, showers, laundry, clothing & hygiene supplies. Streetwork is also a syringe access program, as well as an overdose prevention program that gives out Naloxone kits, safer sniffing kits, fentanyl test strips & pipe tips. 


There are two drop-in centers: one in Harlem (209 W. 125th St. 2nd floor) and the Lower East Side (33 Essex St.) as well as an overnight mobile outreach unit and an emergency shelter for youth under 21 years old. The Lower East Side(LES) location also provides a zen space, which is helpful for "comedowns", as well as a quiet place to meditate or read. LES also hosts weekly yoga classes in the zen space. 

For changes in services as a result of COVID-19, please call 646-602-6404.

Generally, for intakes, please visit the LES drop-in center on Mondays (10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays (10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or call 646-602-6404 for more information. 

MentoKings

Bridging Access to Care

The "MentoKings" program at Brooklyn Access to Care provides supportive services to the LGBTQ Brooklyn community-at-large, including the Ballroom Community. With its specific interest in the Black and Latino MSM community, "MentoKings"  was designed to educate and improve the health, housing, and well-being of all members it serves. Those services include:

  • Community outreach & social activities

  • Group and individual counseling

  • Health education and behavioral change programs 

  • Drop-In services - Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 5 pm​

  • HIV testing & STI screenings 

  • Transgender specific services, and 

  • Mental Health Services

To get more information about this and additional services please contact Jerome Johnson-Sylvester at jjohnsonsylvester@bac-ny.org  or call (929)-543-7318

To get more information about this and additional services please contact Jerome Johnson-Sylvester at jjohnsonsylvester@bac-ny.org  or call (929)-543-7318

 

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