Programs

Syringe Services Program

The Syringe Services Program is a harm-reduction service that encourages injection drug users to dispose of used hypodermic needles in a safe manner. This reduces the transmission of blood borne pathogens and the number of needles discarded in the community.

All syringe service sites now offer Naloxone and overdose response education. Please call or visit one of our sites (phone numbers and schedules below) to learn more about this program.

Hartford Syringe Services Program

In Hartford, SSP services are provided from a mobile van that operates in Hartford's South and North end neighborhoods. In addition to syringe exchange, the SSP provides HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, harm reduction education, drug treatment advocacy and safer sex kits. SSP staff also refer clients to drug treatment programs, medical providers and social service agencies. The Hartford SSP is responsible for removing more than 200,000 used needles from the streets of Hartford and its surrounding towns each year.

Hartford Schedule

Monday - Friday
  • 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM (Park & Hungerford St.)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM (Albany Ave. & Bedford St. by CHS)
  • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (Park & Hungerford St.)
You may contact the Hartford SSP for drug treatment referrals and more at 860-922-3173.

Middletown Syringe Services Program

In Middletown, ACT’s SSP services are provided from a mobile van that operates behind St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen at 617 Main Street. This program offers the same services as the Hartford SSP, including syringe exchange, HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, harm reduction education, drug treatment advocacy and safer sex kits.

Middletown Schedule

Friday
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (617 Main Street, behind St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen)

You may contact the Middletown SSP for drug treatment referrals and more at 860-996-2067.

New Britain Syringe Services Program

In New Britain, ACT’s SSP services are provided from a mobile van that operates in the parking lot behind 85 Arch Street. This program offers the same services as the Hartford SSP, including syringe exchange, HIV testing, risk reduction counseling, harm reduction education, drug treatment advocacy and safer sex kits.

New Britain Schedule

Monday
  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (85 Arch Street, in parking lot behind the building)
Thursday
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (85 Arch Street, in parking lot behind the building)

You may contact the New Britain SSP for drug treatment referrals and more at 860-463-0259.

For more information on harm reduction, overdose prevention, and how to use Naloxone, visit:

Holiday Closures

ACT’s SSPs will be closed on the following days:
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Friday, July 3, 2020
  • Monday, September 7, 2020
  • Monday, October 12, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • Friday, November 27, 2020
  • Friday, December 25, 2020

Inclement Weather

If the State of Connecticut is delayed or closed, the SSP will not be open that day. Check for delays and closures.