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Fox 5 Reports: A Better Way Forward

Responding to the opioid crisis by creating safe spaces for people to use drugs.

Liz Evans presents along with health care providers in support of safer consumption spaces.

April 25, 2017

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Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS Features CORNER Project

DIFFA blog tells the story of CORNER Project’s outreach staff and Peer Educators.

November 2016

First NYC syringe dropbox installed in Washington Heights

Deutsch said it is one of the areas with the highest number of improperly disposed syringes.

“Since 2009, we’ve been accurately tracking the numbers that we pick them up and the locations that we pick them up from and then in 2014 we began tracking more specifically with GPS,” Deutsch said.

It’s an idea that gives walkers like Tony Pletcher some peace of mind, especially when he’s with his dog Roscoe.

“It makes sense to give them a place to put it and that way if they are using needles or something it’s not ending up in a place where it’s hurting somebody else,” Pletcher said.

The effort is a collaborative one between Corner Project, the city’s Parks Department and the NYPD.  The pilot program is expected to last about three months with the hope it will expand to other parts of the city.  While Corner Project staff will check the drop box’s daily, they will also gauge how many are collected.

So far, their statistics from earlier studies show the Highbridge Park neighborhood will be the next area with a need for this kind of a box.

POZ Magazine Features Executive Director Liz Evans

CORNER Project’s new Executive Director talks about her work at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Facility, Insite.

September 2016

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POZ Magazine Interviews CORNER Project Outreach Staff

CORNER Project outreach staff discuss recent trends, young injectors, online outreach and innovative initiatives with Trenton Staube of POZ.

April 4, 2016

Addicted in America

Al Jazeera Special

Featuring former Executive Director Taeko Frost and WHCP Peer Educator Mike Bailey.

February 17, 2016

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Executive Director Taeko Frost to step down at the end of 2015


Taeko Frost, MPH, executive director of Washington Heights CORNER Project (WHCP), a harm reduction program in uptown Manhattan, announced today that she will step down from her post at the end of 2015, following eight years of involvement with the organization, culminating in 2015’s celebration of WHCP’s decade of service to the community of upper Manhattan.

September 4, 2015

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Harvard Business School Features CORNER Project [photo too!]

Community Partners Annual Report 2014 | 2015

Community Partners provides HBS alumni with volunteer opportunities to apply their business skills and make meaningful contributions to the local nonprofit community.

June 1, 2015

Clyde Fitch Report

“Participatory Management” by Taeko Frost

The Clyde Fitch Report Interviews CORNER Project’s Executive Director

“Frost fits the description of a nonprofiteer I aspire to be: a woman with kind eyes and a bright smile who also possesses a quiet fierceness reserved for anything that gets in the way of protecting the people she serves.”

May 27, 2015

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Harm Reduction Awareness and Advocacy

CORNER Project Director of Health and Support Services presented to High Level General Assembly Thematic Debate on Drugs in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, #‎UNGASS2016‬.

May 7, 2015

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Washington Heights CORNER Project Receives $40,000 Janssen Grant for Hepatitis C Care and Treatment

Expanded Onsite Hepatitis C Care

Enhanced access to health care and treatment for injection drug users living with hepatitis C (HCV) in Northern Manhattan.

April 22, 2015

Daniel Raymond, CORNER Project Board Chair

Needle Exchange Programs: C-Span Interview

“That moment where you connect to somebody without judgement and say, ‘Hey, I respect you as a human being and I am offering you this needle but I am really offering you hope, I am offering you compassion, I am offering you a route to recovery.’ That’s a transformational moment and that’s really the power of needle exchange programs.”

April 4, 2015


Six New York Nonprofits Selected as Finalists for 2014

Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Organizations recognized for stellar management practices related to investing in expansion, navigating organizational turnaround, and managing through a changing environment.

October 8, 2014


Semifinalists for 2014 Nonprofit Excellence Awards
2014 Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Organizations Range from Hyper-Local to National; Under $1 million Budget to over $60 million; Excellent Practices in Outcomes Tracking, Board Engagement, IT, Finances and Fundraising, Communications and more
August 4, 2014

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New partnership with the National Development & Research Institutes

Initiating Treatment for Hepatitis C

Through this partnership, participants of WHCP will have the opportunity to receive expanded onsite resources and care coordination for hepatitis C.

April 9, 2014


The Washington Post with Bloomberg
Naloxone Access Urged for Increasing U.S. Heroin Users
February 11, 2014


The Fix
Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
A New York Needle Exchange in Action
May 29, 2013


New York Nonprofit Press
Leadership Change at Washington Heights CORNER Project
December 10, 2012


Hepatitis C Needs Higher Profile, Health
January 4, 2012


DNAinfo New York
White House ‘Drug Czar’ Meets with Local Leaders in WaHi
September 22, 2011