now many churches are providing meals, blankets, coats, hat's, scarves, gloves and warm clothing SO what about combining all of the basic needs into harm reduction?
What if there was a safe haven? A place to come and safely use? Maybe there wouldn't be so many dirty needles disposed around town, in the streets, in the parking lots and in the parks.
Dirty syringes lying around everywhere, found in backyards by little children and being mishandled can lead to public safety crisis!
A safe place that is closely monitored would give them a place to come without fear. YES, this should also include counseling and handing out information and material about treatment, detox, rehabilitation, mental health etc...
I have read the statistics for bigger cities who offer Safe Places and their numbers of overdoses have decreased as well as the numbers of those who are dying from overdose.
We currently only have that available two days a year in October for National Drop Off Day. In this crisis National Drop off old prescriptions day should be everyday twenty four hours, seven days a week.