Fresh Works

Fresh Works is a syringe services program (SSP) that provides fresh supplies and Narcan to those who inject drugs.

All of our services provided through Fresh Works are free of charge. These include distributing free sterile syringes, safe disposal of used equipment, Narcan, and wound care and hygiene kits. 

Fresh Works is located at CLASS – 1785 Jackson Street in Alexandria

Always Confidential

Our Fresh Works staff members provide non-judgmental counseling that includes overdose education and referrals to substance misuse programs. All information, including a person’s identity, is confidential. The Alexandria ordinance approving the establishment of a SSP within the city requires all persons who access Fresh Works receive an ID card to verify they are enrolled in the program. The ordinance provides that enrolled Fresh Works participants will not be subject to prosecution or conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia within the city limits of Alexandria.

Reducing the Spread of HIV and Other Viral Infections

Over thirty years of research has demonstrated that SSPs play an important role in reducing the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other viral infections.  Free HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C testing is offered as well as prevention materials such as condoms.  Anyone who tests positive is treated at CLASS or linked to specialty care.  A certified Medicaid Application Counselor is available to help uninsured participants enroll in health coverage.