Harm Reduction Support & Staffing

NEST is a Southern California based harm reduction training, consulting and direct care provider serving events, communities and workers on the frontlines of secondary trauma. NEST provides strategic consulting services for events at any scale, and a proprietary compassionate care training model to providers, operators and the public. 

We are dedicated to building, teaching, and implementing sustainable harm reduction principles across industries worldwide.

We have a dedicated team of licensed mental health providers, trauma-informed harm reductionists and event production professionals who are committed to creating a more sustainable work environment and an overall safer, more successful event.

Interested in joining the NEST team as harm reduction staff at our events? Apply HERE.

Our Values

Increase Wellness, Reduce Liability

We are equally adept at navigating the needs of attendees at large music festivals as we are providing white glove services at private events where a light touch approach is desired by an intimate community. NEST will provide a consistent level of care and professionalism to each project, regardless of size, location and type of event.

NEST offers pre-event and on-site services and trainings that address the most common and the most serious issues that impact events:

  • Assault, Harassment, Sexual Assault

  • Crisis & Emergency Scenarios

  • Liaise with Local Medical & Security

  • Altered States & Substance Use

  • Staff Burnout & Compassion Fatigue

  • Mental Health Consultation

Our event consulting, on-site services, and trainings are highly effective at mitigating traumatic outcomes, minimizing risk, and increasing overall satisfaction. We can provide:

  • Preparedness Trainings for Staff and Crew

  • Crisis Response Protocols

  • Harm Reduction Event Staffing

  • Direct Care Services to Guests & Staff

  • Collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies & Other Safety Teams

  • Compassionate Leadership Training

Interested in NEST services for your event or production? Please fill out this form:


Interested in working with NEST at events? Apply here:



“Being able to provide support and services to not only attendees but also fellow staff makes the work that much more meaningful and effective. NEST is expanding the accessibility to harm reduction.”

KENNETH M., Event Staffer

“Working with Erica and her team at N.E.S.T. provides the safety and support our production team needs to get through the challenging, stressful moments to ensure a successful event.”

HEIDI PATIENCE, HR Manager, Envision Festival

“Working under an integrative wellness care model with such a diverse team of caregivers has been a refreshing, insightful experience.”

KATRINA O. RN, Care Provider

“I’ve had the privilege to work with the compassionate care providers at NEST and am constantly blown away by the level of dedication and attention they bring to the work of harm reduction. Rock on, team!”

TIMOTHY O., NEST Volunteer

“I’m so grateful for this experience. I’ve known harm reduction is my passion for a long time, and NEST created space for me to explore my potential in this field and support my community in a way that felt so RIGHT. My values are super aligned with NEST’s values, and I could see that our team was leading with our values to pull all of this off!”

SASHA F., Harm Reduction Worker

“I enthusiastically recommend this training! Erica’s presentation was clear and accessible, and she left me with tools to implement right away. Both the conceptual framework and practical guidance would be beneficial to anyone who is looking to compassionately hold space for people going through traumatic experiences – not just those working in the world of psychedelic harm reduction. I really appreciated the approach to self-care, especially the checklists and schematics for self-reflection and assessing one’s readiness to compassionately hold space for others.”

ERIKA ROSENBERG Ph.D., Founding Faculty, Compassion Institute

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