Colorado Nonprofit Development Center dba Harm Reduction Action Center (Denver, CO)


  • Name:Lisa Raville
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Colorado Nonprofit Development Center dba Harm Reduction Action Center
  • Address:733 Santa Fe Dr.
    Denver, CO 80204
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:303-572-7800

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  • Mission:
  • The Harm Reduction Action Center's mission is to ducate, empower and advocate for the health and dignity of Metro-Denver’s injection drug users and affected partners in accordance with harm reduction principles. Harm reduction enables us to meet drug users "where they're at," addressing the conditions of use along with the use itself. The Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC) develops personal relationships with clients, guided by compassion, mutual respect, and evidence-based solutions, empowering clients to reduce the harmful effects of marginalized lifestyles.

  • Overview:
  • The HRAC’s work with one of society’s most distrusting and psychosocially marginalized populations has necessitated a creative programmatic approach that emphasizes building trust through the provision of safe, dignified and culturally relevant low-barrier basic health services. These services can be fit into three parent themes that characterize our work. They are:

    Basic Health and Human Needs:
    • An emergency day shelter, access to nutritious food, drink and the use of our mailing address
    • Substance abuse cessation support and risk reduction counseling
    • Referrals to mental health care, substance abuse treatment and basic needs service providers
    • On-demand HIV, Hepatitis C (HCV), Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea testing
    • Colorado’s largest syringe access program

    Community Empowerment:
    • Monthly meetings of the IDU Advisory Committee, Denver’s only forum for IDUs to
    • An inmate outreach health education program, voter registration for former felons and the homeless, syringe clean-up in high drug trafficking areas
    • Four IDU-specific health education classes (Vein Care, HIV/HCV 101, Overdose Prevention and Break the Cycle, a self-reflective course designed to prevent the initiation of non-injection drug users into injection drug use) and a Street Outreach 101 workshop to train IDUs to be peer educators in their social network
    • Colorado’s only community-based overdose prevention program with access to the Naloxone (the life-saving antidote to opioid overdose).

    Health Equity Advocacy:
    • The HRAC has passed six pieces of policy in the last four years that directly benefit the quality of life of our participants. These include:
    o Third-party availability of Naloxone for friends, family members and service providers
    o A 911 Good Samaritan Law to encourage the likelihood of a 911 call in the case of an overdose
    o The decriminalization of the possession of a syringe by program participants, a proven legal intervention to decrease the spread of blood-borne pathogens.
    o Mobile syringe access for IDUs who are disabled, geographically distant or alienated from service provider networks

  • History:
  • Founded as a program arm of Salt Lake City’s Harm Reduction Project in 2002, the Harm Reduction Action Center (then known as the Drop-in Center) was conceived as an initiative to broaden Denver’s network of homeless service providers to include injection drug using communities. In 2008, due to the closure of our parent agency, the Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC) revised and re-launched with a new name and updated strategic plan emphasizing a client-centered approach to meet the evolving needs of the community we serve. Since our re-opening, the HRAC has grown to become Colorado’s largest provider of health information, programming and advocacy for injection drug users (IDUs) and their sexual partners.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:1
  • Advisory board size:13
  • Staff size:3


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Non-operating
  • Tax ID:84-1493585

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:841493585
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:789 N SHERMAN ST STE 250
  • Organization City:DENVER
  • Organization State:CO
  • Organization Zip:80203-3539
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:July, 1999
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:S022
  • Asset Amount:$11,200,468
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$18,755,141
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$18,623,546
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 3:00:12 am

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