Syringe Services Program

Nearly thirty years of research shows that comprehensive SSPs are safe, effective, and cost saving, do not increase illegal drug use or crime, and play an important role in reducing the transmission of infectious diseases.

Our SSP has a focus on people who inject drugs, but also individuals who use insulin, hormones, steroids, or other injectable treatments are welcome to exchange and dispose of needles with Being Alive LA.

These resources are to help prevent hepatitis, HIV and abscesses. Our staff has been trained and equipped to reverse opioid overdoses.

Being Alive’s Syringe Services Program (SSP) is safe space for people who use drugs.
Participants have access to:

  1. Free sterile needles & syringes
  2. Safe disposal of needles and syringes
  3. Overdose treatment and education
  4. HIV testing & referrals to treatment
  5. Condoms and PrEP resources
  6. Referral to free or low-cost mental health services
  7. Referral to substance use disorder treatment,
    including Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Current Hours of Operation


Tuesdays & Fridays
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Out of the Closet
4905 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Center City

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Minority AIDS Project
5149 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Sycamore Entrance


11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3055 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Westmoreland Entrance

West Hollywood

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Behind AHF Pharmacy
8212 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Look for the
purple tent