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Mark Jenkins, executive director of the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, sits in the back of one of GHHRCÕs roaming vans while unloading supplies at their drop-in center on Albany Avenue in HartfordÕs North End. He has seen an increased need for services since the COVID-19 pandemic. ÒAll of the people whose jobs kept them balanced, their drug use can spiral,Ó he said. ÒOur numbers are up.Ó The vans, marked by bright orange flags, roam the city seven days a week with harm reduction supplies and sandwiches for those in need. Cloe Poisson /

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