Since its inception, the mobile unit has been successful in it's mission of "meeting people where they are", all over the Upstate. Services include syringe exchange, overdose prevention, HIV and Hep C testing, drug user education, MAT/MOUD referral, and linkage to care. If you would like to request the bus in your area or at your business or organization, please email: email@example.com.
More than 100,000 every year
Over 18,000 doses
We provide harm reduction services through our non-profit Challenges Inc, and medication for opioid use disorder using buprenorphine products at our practice, Carolina Wellness and Recovery of Powdersville . Our office is located just outside of Greenville where we can assist those in surrounding areas. Our mobile unit operates all over the Upstate of SC. Visit How it Works to learn more about a South Carolina syringe exchange.
At Challenges Inc., our mission is to reduce the damage caused by punitive drug policies, so that people who use drugs can live safe, healthy lives in our community.
Challenges Inc was born out of the belief that some things are easier to prevent than treat. In 2017 we saw a need for harm reduction services in South Carolina, with rising rates of Hepatitis C and HIV, as there was no access to sterile using supplies at that time. We sought out to bring these services to those in need. Against all odds, we created the first syringe services program in SC.
We believe in using compassion as the number one engagement tool to provide non judgmental, non coercive services and we seek to continue expanding these services across the state. Follow us on social media to find us in the community and stay up to date on harm reduction in South Carolina.
Your support helps us continue 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, buprenorphine, and syringe access are all evidence based practices preferred and recommended by the CDC and SAMHSA.
To learn more 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 our South Carolina syringe exchange, click DONATE. 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
We are saddened to announce that our mail order supply service has ended on Thursday, June 30. This does not come from a lack of effort but rather a lack of funding. It is our hope that our state will support increased access to safe using supplies in the near future. Until then, please Be safe.