We take care of our own
Beyond the grim statistics of the opioid overdose crisis, a picture has emerged of a community rallying to protect its most vulnerable. Alongside InSite, which hasn’t had a single death in its 14 years of existence, overdose prevention sites have opened all over downtown and free naloxone kits have been distributed. And Spikes on Bikes sends “peers”—current or former drug users—to connect with users in need of clean needles and look out for people overdosing. The message: No matter who you are, you are part of this city. And we’ve got your back.