Be in charge with Re-Charge!

Recharge is an open, sex-positive, safe-space to learn about safer crystal meth use and explore a strategy that works for you.



Walk-in or by appointment

PHP / Housing Works
301 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
+1 929-370-1491

Housing Works is providing in-person services at this time.

Drop-in on Thursday’s from 4:00PM-07:00PM

Walk-in available Monday – Friday, 09:00AM – 05:00PM

Participants interested in services should come to site with a face covering or mask. If you are sick, please stay home or connect with clinical services to access diagnosis and treatment.

By train: (to 34th St.): 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R

By bus: M34 (34th St. crosstown) and M20

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Meth Resources

How can I have my information added to this page?

If you are interested in becoming a listed Meth Positive partner, please see the project tab for details

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Where to Get PrEP and PEP in New York City?

The City of New York provides a listing of clinics where anyone can find a clinic that provides PrEP and PEP.

PrEP: If you worry about being exposed to HIV, ask your doctor or nurse if PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) may be right for you.

PEP: If you think you were recently exposed to HIV, go immediately to your regular medical provider, a health clinic or an emergency room and ask for emergency PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis).

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Addiction Institute of New York

The Addiction Institute of New York is committed to provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based treatment, training of professionals in addiction medicine, and research on the treatment of addictive disorders.

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Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Their mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS through relentless advocacy, the provision of lifesaving services, and entrepreneurial businesses that sustain our efforts.

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GMHC is one of the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations in the United States. They provide direct services, prevention education and advocacy on HIV/AIDS related policy on a local and national level. At GMHC, specialists in the Intake Department provide new clients living with HIV/AIDS direct services within the agency for men, women, transgender and non-conforming persons, families and youth.

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Recharge Community Advisory Board

The Recharge Program holds quarterly Recharge Community Advisory Board meetings to discuss the following

  1. New Information regarding available program services.
  2. To discuss barriers, issues or concerns you are witnessing that effect Meth Users.
  3. To provide feedback to NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene on feedback regarding needs, service gaps and/or issues accessing services for Meth Users in New York City.

Who can attend the Recharge CAB meeting?

This is a public meeting, so anyone interested can attend.

How can I become involved in the Recharge CAB meeting?

If you are interested in participating in Recharge CAB meeting, please contact to be added to the email list.


Re-Charge is an open, sex-positive, safe space. Learn about safer use and explore a strategy that works for you.

Meth Positive Network Project

What does it mean to be “Meth Positive”?

Being “Meth Positive” means that we hold the inherent worth of a meth user with the same dignity and worth of those who may not be using substances. We understand that Meth Usage can be harmful both physically and emotionally, but that the decision to change and/or stop substance use ultimately falls on the person to decide if change around their substance use is necessary. This means that if you are not ready to change or do not wish to change your Meth usage, we believe that you are still worthy of the same dignity and worth of any other human being. We do not believe your substance use should be a factor in how you are treated and that you should have support regardless of your current substance use.

Why is this a project?

We understand that services and organizations who work with Meth Users struggle with stigma and discrimination when trying to access Substance Use services, Medical and/or Psychiatric Services. Our goal is to build a network of providers and/or organizations who understand the people effected by meth usage. The intention is to be transparent about ways to connect with these limited resources in an effort to promote access to those who may not have this information or may have limited access to New York City meth resources.

How can my organization participate in this network project?

Thank you for your interest in participating in Meth Positive Network Project! We are invested in connecting with organizations that hold inherent worth to the lives of Meth users. For those interested in participating, please email

The Center NYC

1. What is the mission of your organization?

We are a community center-based, LGBTQ specific substance use program offering specialized crystal meth addiction programming in a supportive and affirming environment, both virtually and in-person. We offer both abstinence-based treatment and harm reduction services along with connection to the broad array of additional services, supports, and programs at The Center itself and via linkage & referral to our many community partners.

2. Qualifying Criteria for the program:

The Center’s outpatient substance use treatment program for youth (“Center Recovery Youth”) is designed specifically to help LGBTQ+ young people, ages 13-25, make healthy decisions about drugs and alcohol.

Clients who wish to enroll in harm reduction services at The Center are asked to complete a comprehensive intake assessment. Currently, intakes are scheduled and being held virtually throughout the week. The intake includes a sexual health screening which aims to identify individuals who may benefit from PrEP, PEP, and other forms of prevention education.

3. Types of services that are offered (including mobile and/or in-person services):

Currently all of our program participants have the option for either telehealth (including video and/or phone) and in-person services for all individual and group services. There are currently 7 in-person groups occurring at The Center with plans to add additional groups back in-person.

4. Ways to enroll into the program

The quickest way to connect with us is via email at

An alternate is to call our main line at 212-620-7310.

The Center building is open 365 days a year. Programs staff are onsite Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm (excluding federal holidays) and can answer questions and provide enrollment information in person as well.

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Who is Re-Charge for?

Re-Charge offers a range of individualized services for those who use meth. Re-Charge was specifically designed for men who have sex with men and individuals of trans experience who have sex with men.

We are committed to the practice of harm reduction, which means that you can continue to use meth while accessing services. Re-Charge will meet you where you are and help you reach your health and wellness goals.

How can I connect to services at this time during COVID-19?

Contact Andrew Bonfrancesco at (929) 370-1491.

What should I expect to find at a drop-in meeting?

Re-Charge is safe, accepting, and healing community. There’s space for everyone and all participations are valued.

Drop-in groups cover a range of topics, including how to use safely, how to moderate use, access clean equipment, and negotiate boundaries with partners.

We offer easy access to PEP and PreP along with group and individual counseling. We can also help you access services like housing, vocational training, and legal support.

What should I do to get help?

Contact us at and/or 347-628-2669 and schedule a time to meet with a staff member. You can also find more resources above.

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Looking for more information?

Reach out via text to (929) 370-1491, or email at