Trauma-Informed Approaches and Motivational Interviewing

This series brings together community leaders and health experts to tackle the health issues affecting our communities and provides resources to improve your health and the health of your family.

Much More Than a Needle Exchange

For individuals living with substance use disorders, access to clean syringes can help prevent additional health problems such as hepatitis, HIV and other illnesses. For nearly 35 years, the Tacoma Needle Exchange, part of the Dave Purchase Project, has quietly established itself as a local community force and a national leader in harm reduction and community protection.

Tacoma Needle Exchange (Dave Purchase Project)


Community Care Conversations


Robert Marshall Wells
Director of Marketing and Communications -


Paul LaKosky
Executive Director - Tacoma Needle Exchange and Dave Purchase Project
Stephanie Prohaska
Operations Director - Tacoma Needle Exchange and Dave Purchase Project
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