Local Organization Set To Open A Mock Overdose Prevention Site In Downtown Windsor
Saturday November 3rd, 2018
Posted at 9:13am
Last updated: Saturday November 3rd, 3:55pm
The Windsor Overdose Prevention Society is opening a mock overdose prevention site in downtown Windsor.
The site, which will be open to the public starting on Saturday, November 3rd, will consist of a fully stocked and staffed tent on Victoria Avenue and will serve to educate the public on the value, safety, and necessity of overdose prevention sites.
Staff will be on hand from 1pm to 10pm and will provide necessary harm reduction kits and Naloxone kits to the public as needed, as well as outreach material with information regarding the ongoing opioid crisis sweeping across Canada and what needs to be done to address it.
“We welcome the media, Windsor police service, community leaders, and the public to come out and visit the site to help remove the stigma around harm reduction sites and to learn how they work,” said Starr Meloche, a spokesperson with the organization.