I lost my first friend to overdose when I was 15 and I’ve lost many more since. Unfortunately the churches my friends were connected to were sources of shame instead of compassion, leaving them to feel separate from their community and separate from God.
I created this service because I am passionate about supporting faith communities in developing the spiritual and practical tools they need to be in caring community with people who use drugs.
This service is meant to be both a healing balm and a call to action. It includes music, ritual, overdose reversal training, naloxone distribution, and a message. For information about scheduling please contact me here.
Naloxone Saves at Amistad Chapel in Cleveland
I work with local organizations to be able to provide free Naloxone at each service.
Naloxone Saves at St. Paul’s UCC in Cleveland
Naloxone Saves in Campbell, CA
Naloxone Saves in Richmond, CA with Rev. Brian Adkins of Open Door UMC and Loris Mattox, Executive Director of HIV Education and Prevention Project of Alameda County
Naloxone Saves in Berkeley, CA
Many thanks to Open Door United Methodist Church for being a formal Sponsor of this ministry.