We are committed to bringing dignity to our active opiate using friends, neighbors and community members. We want to encourage people to lead with compassion. We want to incorporate the philosophy of harm reduction into our educational systems, health care models and social service organizations. We believe that naloxone should be available to everyone and that our active using community deserves a safe place to access resources, safely use substances without having to worry about dying and build trusting relationships with medical providers, counseling staff and housing case managers.
Thu31Aug20177:00 pmMonument Square
The 4th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
The 4th annual International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil is hosted by I AM HERE Outreach Team, a group of street-based harm reductionists who volunteer with of Portland Needle Exchange Program. Local agencies and groups (like ours!) will have tables at this event. If you have lost someone to an opiate overdose and want to have their name read with the list of folks who have died this year, please email the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org