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  • published Careers in Internships 2019-04-09 14:52:51 -0400

    Careers at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

    Open Positions:

    We currently do not have any open positions. We will update this page as opportunities become available. In the meantime, you are always welcome to email your Resume & Cover Letter to if you would like us to keep you in mind for future opportunities!

  • published training 2019-04-07 21:58:39 -0400

    Harm Reduction Training Initiative

    A key piece of our mission here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC) is to educate others and provide solutions around the topics of substance use disorder, harm reduction, advocacy, recovery, medication-assisted recovery, social inequality, and the war on drugs.

    With the support of our Executive Director Devin Reaves, PAHRC has developed a harm reduction training initiative to help us further our mission to help professionals and community members make strides towards positive change in the keystone state. Our experienced trainers have facilitated trainings for a wide range of groups including law enforcement, healthcare professionals, social workers, lawyers, judges, parents, peer advocates, teens, college students, and more.

    Some of our recent trainings include:
    Community Advocacy Trainings
    Harm Reduction for Recovery Coaches
    Harm Reduction in Treatment Settings
    Public Health Response to Overdose Crisis for Law Enforcement

    More about Devin Reaves:

    Devin brings in years of experience and a wealth of knowledge into the trainings he designs for PAHRC. Since graduating with a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, Devin has presented at conferences and delivered multiple keynotes on a variety of topics including utilizing psychopharmacology for opioid use disorder, harm reduction, the multiple pathways to recovery from substance use disorder, and structural racism and its effects on health care. He has also done corporate training since 2012 while working with Red Kite Project, training new employees and senior staff at SEPTA on cultural competency, de-escalation techniques and customer service. His facilitation style has been influenced by many teachers and methodologies, making the training curriculum he builds for PAHRC to be creative, interactive and impactful.

    Devin has a way of capturing his audience unlike many others in the field. He engages you directly and brings you into the conversation. He's experienced in and educated on a variety of critical issues affecting individuals in communities around the country. He's highly regarded and makes for an excellent choice for a number of different speaking engagements.
    Tim Rabolt, Executive Director, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)

    Please submit a request if you are interested in working with PAHRC to organize a training for your community/organization. We can't wait to hear from you!

  • published Internships 2019-04-09 15:26:22 -0400

    Internships at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition

    We here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition believe that internships are invaluable experiences for both the students and our organization. We hope to give interns the opportunity to be exposed to real life experiences doing public health, advocacy, and learning the inner workings of non-profit work.

    About us

    The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC) is a collaboration between various organizations including treatment providers, harm reduction programs, medical entities, social service agencies, academia, criminal justice reform projects, activists, and ordinary people.

    The mission of PAHRC is to promote the health, dignity, and human rights of individuals who use drugs and communities impacted by drug use. Recognizing that social inequity, criminalization, and stigma silence those affected most, we advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs, people in recovery, and their communities.

    Internship Program

    We’re seeking passionate and hardworking interns to help us further our mission here at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition. This internship is an unpaid, remote position and we accept interns each semester: Summer (no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019), Fall, and Spring. Dates and deadlines for 2019-2020 is listed below.

    Before the start of the internship, we will be having an internship orientation day. Dates to be determined based on the semester you’re applying for.

    Interns will receive training and support for their professional growth and development and they will have the opportunity to work closely with our team and executive director in one or more of the following areas:

    Public Health/Social Work/Public Policy:

    • Advocacy - Assisting in PAHRC’s harm reduction advocacy efforts including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and assisting in the creation of materials, blog posts, and presentations.
    • Policy - Assisting in campaigning initiatives, political communications, and advocacy for progressive harm reduction policies.
    • Program Planning & Development - Assisting in the planning and execution of events and organizational development efforts


    • Digital Media & Marketing - Assisting in various digital media projects such as graphic design, social media, digital communications, marketing campaigns, and website management.
    • Strategy & Community Organizing - Assisting in the growth of our coalition through community outreach, recruiting advocates, and developing organizational growth strategies and initiatives.


    Ideal candidates should have:

    • Relevant experience or education in the area you are applying for
    • Experience in or an enthusiasm for harm reduction
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Self-discipline with an ability to complete tasks without close supervision
    • Ability to work flexible hours and exceptional time-management skills

    How to apply

    To apply for an internship, please submit a one-page cover letter and your Resume/CV to

    We strongly encourage people with lived experience of substance use, incarceration, homelessness, and/or sex work; people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities; and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C to apply for internships with us.

    Dates and Deadlines

    • Fall 2019:
      Application deadline: June 24th, 2019
      Interviews conducted: Between July 1st-10th
      Selections and notifications: July 15th

    • Spring 2020:
      Application deadline: November 23rd, 2019
      Interviews conducted: Between December 1st-10th
      Selections and notifications: December 15th

  • published HERO Initiative in Get Involved 2019-02-10 16:11:34 -0500

    Welcome to our H.E.R.O. Initiative!

    The Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition is looking to better organize our existing base of volunteers, people in recovery, and individuals passionate about ending the overdose epidemic into regional advocacy teams in an effort to better educate legislators and local policy makers on the most effective and compassionate responses to the opioid epidemic. We will be be holding trainings across the state to teach volunteers how to effectively communicate about substance use disorder, effectively tell their stories, and solutions that are working across the commonwealth and the country.



  • published Get Involved 2019-01-30 12:42:31 -0500

    Engage. Empower. Heal.

    Images of eventsAs outlined in our mission statement, the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition actively works to empower individuals impacted by harms associated with substance misuse and related disorders, to become agents of change within their communities.

    We encourage individuals and organizations to get involved with PAHRC by signing up to become advocates and by joining our current campaigns.

  • published June Stakeholder Call in Monthly Stakeholder Call 2019-01-29 15:03:05 -0500

    June Stakeholder Call

    June 27, 2019 at 4pm
    Teleconference - 781-448-4799; code 26281 |
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  • published May Stakeholder Call in Monthly Stakeholder Call 2019-01-29 14:53:30 -0500

    May Stakeholder Call

    May 30, 2019 at 4pm
    Teleconference - 781-448-4799; code 26281 |
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  • published April Stakeholder Call in Monthly Stakeholder Call 2019-01-29 14:52:47 -0500

    April Stakeholder Call

    April 25, 2019 at 4pm
    Teleconference - 781-448-4799; code 26281 |
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  • published Monthly Stakeholder Call in Get Involved 2019-01-29 14:50:20 -0500

    Monthly Stakeholder Call

    You are invited to join our monthly harm reduction teleconference held on the last Thursday of every month. It is designed to engage continued collaboration amongst those in harm reduction organizations across Pennsylvania or those with an interest in being part of the harm reduction movement.

    RSVP to an upcoming session below!

    See all events

  • published Our Team 2019-01-24 10:38:34 -0500

    Our Team at the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition


    Devin Reaves, Executive Director & Co-Founder

    Devin is a person living in recovery since 2007.  He is a community organizer and grassroots advocacy leader. Devin has worked on the expansion of access to the lifesaving medication Naloxone, implantation of 911 Good Samaritan policies, and the development of youth oriented systems. He wants to build constituencies of consequence that will lead to meaningful public health policy changes around substance use disorders. Devin is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition (PAHRC).

    The mission of PAHRC is to promote the health, dignity, and human rights of individuals who use drugs and communities impacted by drug use. Recognizing that social inequity, criminalization, and stigma silence those affected most, we advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for people who use drugs, people in recovery, and their communities.

    Devin received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice with a focus on community and organizational change and has a BA in Human Services from Lynn University. Devin also serves on the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force and the Board of Directors for the Association of Recovery Schools.


    Erin Haas, Co-Founder

    Erin Haas partnered with Devin to co-found the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition in 2017. She provides expertise in harm reduction fostered through ten years of progressive responsibility in the field. She got her start as a volunteer with Prevention Point Pittsburgh’s syringe services program in 2008, and served on the organization’s board of directors from 2013 to 2018. Erin currently works in a leadership role with the Maryland Department of Health on harm reduction policy development and program implementation, during which she has been instrumental in passing statewide syringe access legislation in 2016 and a naloxone expansion law in both 2015 and 2017 that made naloxone “over the counter” in Maryland. Erin holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences. She supports PAHRC with grant writing, policy development, and strategic planning using giant sticky paper.


    Tyler Bartholomew, Advisor for Research & Policy

    Tyler Bartholomew is an Allentown, Pennsylvania native and a second-year PhD student in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami. Tyler’s work is focused on translational research that helps drive health policy change at the state and local levels through data-driven techniques. Prior to entering the doctoral program, Tyler completed a year of service for AmeriCorps where he served as the project manager for an HIV and HCV testing, linkage to care, and treatment program at five federally-qualified health centers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During that service, Tyler was part of the team that helped take legal action against the PA Department of Health Services who denied patients HCV treatment based on their level of disease progression. Those efforts were successful, and the Medicaid policy in Pennsylvania officially changed January 1st, 2018 to allow anyone with any level of fibrosis to access the curative treatment. Tyler has been able to continue his legislative work in Florida with the IDEA Exchange and Pennsylvania by advocating for policy reform that would expand syringe exchange programs statewide. Tyler supports PAHRC through data analysis, grant writing, and strategically building partnerships with key policy stakeholders.


    Amelia Hoge, Undergraduate Intern

    Amelia Hoge is a person in long-term recovery, an entrepreneur, and an undergraduate student at the Fashion Institute of Technology (State University of New York) studying Direct and Interactive Marketing. Amelia comes to PAHRC with a professional background in digital marketing, copywriting, editorial, social media, and business development. She is also a certified life coach with a private coaching practice and she serves as a mentor coach for an ICF-accredited and internationally recognized coach training company. Amelia is excited to support PAHRC through various media, digital, and communications projects while gaining valuable experience in the areas of harm reduction, advocacy, and public health as she prepares to enroll in a Master of Social Work program following her graduation.


    Sabrina Torres, Public Health Undergraduate Intern

    Sabrina Torres is a senior at Temple University graduating in May 2019 and currently serves as an undergraduate public health intern for PAHRC. Through her professional experience, Sabrina has acquired skills in data collection and analysis, risk reduction, HIV/HCV testing, and community outreach and engagement. Academically, she has gained knowledge on grant writing and research, program planning, and various health issues including substance use disorder. Post graduation, Sabrina would like to enroll in a Master of Social Work program and continue working in the field of harm reduction for people living with substance use disorder, people in recovery, and their communities.

  • signed up on Become an Advocate 2019-01-11 20:08:19 -0500

    Become an Advocate

    PAHRC believes that grassroots advocacy is the most effective way to create change and effectively respond to the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. When done well, grassroots advocacy creates space for anyone and everyone who cares about an issue to share their stories, speak their truths, and advocate for the policies they believe in. That’s why PAHRC needs you: your story, ideas, and passion can only make us stronger and more effective advocates, care providers, and compassionate human beings.

    How We Engage in Grassroots Advocacy

    We train Advocates to speak effectively about their personal experience and equip them with research on access to sterile syringes, the importance of naloxone, and other harm reduction methods. Our Advocates work across the state and support each other in having conversations and reaching out to members of their communities. Chances are that you have already done some advocacy work in your community without realizing it: whether it’s at a family dinner, in a school club, or with your friends, we want to give you the tools to keep doing it and become even more effective.

    Join us by signing up below.

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Student, coach, writer | Person in long-term recovery | Harm reduction advocate
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