Harm reduction

Harm reduction is an ideology that focuses primarily on the consequences and risks of drug abuse rather than on the use itself. The goal is to increase the quality of life and health of users. The projects offer clean injection equipment, condoms and advice on safe injection methods in order to prevent bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

Konukot - Shelter for homless women

Konukot is an emergency shelter for homeless women located in the Hlíðar area of Reykjavík. The shelter is open from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following day, the goal is to provide homeless women with access to basic needs in terms of housing, hygiene and food. More information, tel. 511 5150

Where? Eskihlíð 4, 105 Reykjavík

When? Everyday from 17-10 the next morning. Closed during the day.

For further information contact central@redcross.is

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Frú Ragnheiður / Mrs. Ragnheiður

Mrs. Ragnheiður is a project-on-wheels which drives around the streets of the capital area for six evenings a week and the name refers to a specially equipped medical reception vehicle for the homeless and people with drug addictions. The van provides individuals with medical care, among other things for wounds and general health advice, as well as providing a service which exchanges old needles for new.

Where? All around the capital area.

When? Every night except Saturdays from 18-21.

Please call 7887-123 to meet up with the volunteers of Mrs. Ragnheiður.

Ungfrú Ragnheiður / Ms. Ragnheiður

Ms. Ragnheiður is a sister-project located in Akureyri.

Where? In Akureyri

When? Mondays and Thursdays from 20-22.

Please call 800 1150 to meet up with the volunteers of Ms. Ragnheiður.