Since its inception, the bus has been extremely popular and successful in it's mission; "meeting people where they are". The bus provides syringe exchange, overdose prevention, HIV and HCV testing, and referral to treatment. The problem is, we can only operate it on a limited basis. We are seeking funding that would allow us to operate our mobile unit full-time. If you can help find funding for our bus, please email: email@example.com.
Over 14,000 doses of naloxone given
407 lives saved
75,000 used syringes properly disposed
Nonprofit, Challenges Inc and Carolina Wellness and Recovery of Powdersville offer syringe exchange and Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) under one roof. With our office location just outside of Greenville, we can now assist those in Easley, Anderson and Spartanburg areas. We also provide mobile harm reduction in other parts of the state. Visit our Locations page to learn more about South Carolina syringe exchange.
At Challenges Inc., our mission is to reduce the damage caused by punitive drug laws so that people who use drugs can live safe, healthy lives in our community.
In 2017 we saw a need for harm reduction services in South Carolina, as there was no access to sterile using supplies at that time. With rising rates of HIV and Hep C in SC, we scraped up some supplies and decided to bring these services to those in need. And just like that, we effectively created the first syringe exchange in the state.
We believe in using compassion as the number one engagement tool and seek to continue expanding these services across South Carolina. Follow us on social media to find us in the community and stay up to date on harm reduction in South Carolina.
Your support enables us to continue carrying out this life saving work.
Studies show that participants of a program like ours are 5x more likely to enter into treatment than those who are not. These prevention services also decrease the spread of diseases like HIV and Hep C by up to 80%. The use of naloxone, Suboxone, and syringe access are all evidence based practices preferred and recommended by the CDC and SAMHSA.
To read about our work providing SC harm reduction, check out the "Blog" .
We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 initiative under the "Recovery Institute of South Carolina" (RISC) and are able to do this work because of donations from community members. small grants, and help from volunteers. Our Federal Tax ID is 84-2776604. If you would like to make a contribution to South Carolina syringe exchange, click DONATE NOW. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you for your support.
Recovery Institute of South Carolina
is proud to endorse the initiative of Challenges Inc:
103 Clair Drive, Piedmont, South Carolina 29673, United States
Suite C Contact us: (864)-214-6181
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Deliveries by availability.
Our new mobile unit is up and running, thanks to the Phoenix Center. This allows us to reach even more people than before, but it comes at a cost. Your help is needed so that we can continue to hit the streets!