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The SPOT

The Special Purpose Outreach Team (The SPOT) is the only Syringe Services Program (SSP) approved by the Broward County Commission under the Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA). We take a unique approach to healthcare through our cutting-edge mobile medical clinic, strategically designed to extend vital services to historically underserved communities across Broward County. We are dedicated to delivering quality healthcare services, seamlessly integrating mental health support, addiction assistance, and harm reduction initiatives into our comprehensive care model. Care Resource’s behavioral health team offers a spectrum of services from behavioral health support to addiction services and harm reduction strategies. The SPOT serves as a beacon of health, hope, and inclusivity, making a positive impact on the health of our community.

the SPOT staff member explainging process to a patient

Dedicated to Ending Health Disparities

Our mission is to reshape the landscape of health in Broward County by championing harm reduction initiatives. Committed to breaking down barriers, we focus on delivering practical and accessible harm reduction services in Broward County to address the unique challenges faced by historically underserved communities.

The SPOT’s harm reduction strategies are designed to target and alleviate health disparities in our communities. By fostering a culture of inclusivity and offering crucial resources such as safe syringe exchange programs, this mobile medical unit actively contributes to creating a safer and more equitable community. The SPOT isn’t just a syringe exchange; it is a catalysts for positive change, working to ensure that every individual, irrespective of their background, has access to harm reduction practices and resources that empower them to thrive.

Our Syringe Services Program

The SPOT is the only Syringe Services Program (SSP) approved by the Broward County Commission established under the Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA). We strive to make communities safer and healthier by reducing rates of opioid overdose deaths and new HIV and Hepatitis-C transmissions in Broward County. We provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space designed to meet the unique needs of individuals facing challenges related to substance use and the safe exchange of syringes, reducing the risk of infections and promoting harm reduction.

Beyond syringe exchange, The SPOT is a gateway to essential resources, including overdose reversal medication distribution, health screenings, and crucial connections to support services. At The SPOT, we believe in meeting individuals where they are, offering respect, support, and a path toward better health.

the SPOT staff member handing syringes to a patient
the SPOT staff member handing syringes to a patient

Our Syringe Services Program

The SPOT is the only Syringe Services Program (SSP) approved by the Broward County Commission established under the Infectious Disease Elimination Act (IDEA). We strive to make communities safer and healthier by reducing rates of opioid overdose deaths and new HIV and Hepatitis-C transmissions in Broward County. We provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space designed to meet the unique needs of individuals facing challenges related to substance use and the safe exchange of syringes, reducing the risk of infections and promoting harm reduction.

Beyond syringe exchange, The SPOT is a gateway to essential resources, including overdose reversal medication distribution, health screenings, and crucial connections to support services. At The SPOT, we believe in meeting individuals where they are, offering respect, support, and a path toward better health.

nurse injecting a patient in the arm

Together for Health: The SPOT and Care Resource Partnership

The SPOT is an integral part of Care Resource, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) dedicated to providing affordable and high-quality health care to communities across South Florida including Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale.

Under the Care Resource umbrella, the SPOT seamlessly connects our participants to a network of skilled healthcare providers, ensuring access to comprehensive services ranging from primary care to behavioral health services. They are tailored to meet the diverse needs of our community including outpatient treatment programs for individuals navigating drug and alcohol use, psychiatric treatment, programs focused on stimulant use recovery, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for alcohol and opioid addiction.

A Care Resource Program

The SPOT Fund

The SPOT’s mission is sustained by the generosity of community members and organizations. Contributing to The SPOT Fund directly supports crucial initiatives, including the provision of new syringes, the development of educational and outreach materials, and the smooth operation of our mobile clinic. A donation is an investment in the health and well-being of our community, making a tangible difference in harm reduction, education, and accessibility to essential services.