The location where we meet is closed but should be opening up soon strictly for volunteering purposes. If you’d like to get involved immediately, you can make kits in the comfort of your own home. We will provide the supplies with detailed instructions. Please make a note of it when you submit your information to us on volunteermatch. Please include if you’d like to pick up the supplies or want them dropped off. No contact pick up and drop off is available. Everyone who has contacted us about volunteering will be put on a list so we can email you with updates. During the pandemic and after, we want to welcome everyone to be a part of our community. If you are still interested in joining us when we get the approval to resume, you will be notified. Once open, we will have to use the outside hallways instead of the room to maintain social distancing. We are currently developing a system that adheres to CDC guidelines that is still efficient. Our top priority is making sure everyone stays safe and healthy.
We need people to put all the supplies together that we give out on our outreach days. This is where the Naloxone kits are put together in order for people to save someone from an overdose. Everything needs to be sterile and individualized, so this is when we meet to get that done. We offer cellulose pads for people to clean off blood/other bodily fluids which prevent abscesses. Sterile cottons are offered so people don't risk using something that can give them sepsis, which also decreases the chances of getting hepatitis C and HIV. Everything that people need to stay safe, we provide to our participants. It is incredibly time-consuming, so we need people to help keep people safe in Phoenix. Thank you for taking the time to look into our organization.
The Southwest Recovery Alliance is a regional grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of evidence based public health strategies, policy transformation, and justice reform in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.
Giving out life saving supplies and doing street outreach is actually a very small part of what we are doing (though it is important in that it gives us access to a hard to reach, criminalized and stigmatized population). Our of our most important functions is to serve as an access point for the many other services we provide directly or to refer to our numerous community partners. We offer resources such as Naloxone to save people from overdoses. We provide training and education for people who want to learn about overdose prevention and hep C and HIV transmission. Our goal is to lower the overdoses in Arizona so that people can see their loved ones everyday. Hepatitis C and HIV transmissions are lowered when people are supplied with the sterile tools and resources they need, and that is what we do everyday; that is our mission.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
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1407 North 2nd StreetPhoenix, AZ85004
August 15, 2020
Grant Writing / Research
CSR / Volunteer Coordination
We would like people to commit to one year with a three-month followup commitment. However, anyone can come to any of our Volunteer Nights however often they wish.
We want anyone who feels passionate about changing peoples' health and increasing the resources available for people who need help.