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Harm Reduction Services

Our Harm Reduction programming supports the LGBTQIA+ community without judgment, stigma or coercion by centering community health, safety, and autonomy.

We believe each person is an expert in their own care and work to empower our community with the resources they need to live their most authentic lives.

What we offer:

  • Community Referrals

  • Narcan Trainings

  • Harm Reduction Education

  • Peer Support Safer Use Planning & Supplies

  • Safer Sex Supplies

  • Support Meetings

Click the Links below to see more about our services.


If you have any questions on how to best teach Harm Reduction, Narcan trainings, and any other safety usage, please contact our

Harm Reduction Services Director,

Tarah, to arrange a time that works best for all.

(608) 255-8582

Harm Reduction & Safety Training

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At OutReach, our Harm Reduction team provides Safety Kits for the community through community outreach and drop-ins. We offer Fentanyl Strips, Narcan, First Aid, etc.

We also offer Safe Sex supplies and other sexual health supplies like Plan B.

Please contact our Harm Reduction Services Director, Tarah, or our Opioid Overdose Prevention Specialist, Kaeden, for more information or how to arrange a time to receive supplies or kits.

(608) 255-8582

Harm Reduction Supplies

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OutReach Harm Reduction Team:

Tarah Stangler

Harm Reduction Services Director

Linda Lenzke

LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate

Kaedon Watford

Opioid Overdose Prevention Specialist

Contact at OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center - (608) 255-8582

Resources and Referrals

OutReach Harm Reduction Support Groups:

LGBTQ+ Al-Anon 12-Step Meeting (Hybrid)

Al-Anon is peer support program for people who are relatives or friends of people who are alcoholics. If you have specific questions about Al-Anon meetings, including their format or structure, please contact LGBTQ+ AODA Advocate Linda Lenzke.

MEETING INFO: Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Meetings are currently hybrid, with the option to join in-person or via Zoom.

CONTACT INFO: Email: Linda at Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

Progress Not Perfection: LGBTQ+ Substance Use Harm Reduction Recovery Group

The objective of harm reduction is not always total abstinence, rather progress that focuses on steps to reduces harm and encourage safe use. This is a peer-support group. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from the harm created by alcohol and substance use.

MEETING INFO: Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Meetings are currently hybrid, with the option to join in-person or via Zoom.

CONTACT INFO: Email: Linda at Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

Alternatives to Suicide: Queer-Specific Support Group

If you are a person that identifies as LGBTQQIA+, is 18 years or older, and experiences thoughts of suicide, has attempted, or self-harm - this is a safe space to talk openly, without fear of judgement, coercion, or unwanted interventions, this is a non-clinical, peer-led support group - a place to find healing through community.

MEETING INFO: Third Thursdays at 7 pm. 

CONTACT INFO: Email: Call: 608-255-8582 for more information.

12-Step & Recovery Meetings in Madison & Dane County


Mental Health & AODA Community Resources


LGBTQ+ Recovery Partners
Develop programming, direct and receive client referrals, partner with recovery coaches, and inform the public of the services available to our LGBTQ+ AODA community offered in conjunction with our partners:   

Recovery Coalition
The Dane County Chemical Dependency Consortium and the Mental Health Coalition merged in 2013 to form the Recovery Coalition of Dane County (RCDC). The Recovery Coalition of Dane County (RCDC) strengthens individuals and communities through a collaborative network that supports Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery.

Safe Communities
Safe Communities of Madison-Dane County is a local non-profit coalition that brings together public and private sector partners to save lives, prevent injuries and make our community a safer place. We focus on projects and programs with a track record of positive impact and success. Our core areas of work correspond to our community’s top causes of injury and injury-related death: Traffic Safety, Pedestrian Safety, Child Safety, Drug Poisoning Prevention, Falls Prevention, and Suicide Prevention.

Pride in Prevention Coalition (PIP-C)
PIPC is a LGBTQ substance use prevention coalition in Dane county. Our goal is to reduce and prevent substance use within the LGBTQ community. PIP-C Mission: Mission: PIPC works to reduce and prevent substance use and addiction through awareness, education, intervention, prevention and advocacy.

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