We’re a group of dedicated community members who are helping saving lives on the side of our regular jobs. NVHRC was founded in July 2018 by a group of about 20 passionate community members who wanted to bring harm reduction to Butte County. NVHRC is not a 501(c)3, yet, but we’re working on it. We are 100% volunteer run organization!


Northern Valley Harm Reduction Coalition (NVHRC) is a community led effort committed to reducing harm and providing evidence-based education, advocacy, and direct services to all community members within Butte and the surrounding counties. NVHRC recognizes that to implement holistic and effective change, we must reach our community members with a participant-centered approach.


We accept, for better or worse, that prescription and non-prescription drug use is part of our world and we choose to work to minimize its harmful effects rather than simply ignore or condemn them. Our vision is for all community members to live safer and healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, housing status, financial status, immigration status, current substance use, disability, age, mental health status, incarceration status, religion and any other underserved communities not listed.