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FENTCHECK INC

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community

Location

330 17TH ST UNIT 810OAKLAND, CA 94612 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

FentCheck is determined to provide Fentanyl test strips and Narcan to venues where recreational drug users pass through. Normalizing drugs before injecting them allows our community to have informed consent while making choices, and we strive to make that process de stigmatized and easy.

Description

FentCheck began as a protest. We were distributing fentanyl test strips, without the instructions we have now, before the name we have now, to the insides of bar bathrooms and electrical boxes in the tenderloin. Inspired by the efforts to put free condoms in bathrooms during the AIDS crisis, a lot of the responsibilities of volunteers is to refill these bowls we’ve set up, talk to the staff about their experience, help make sure the patrons know about the resources we’re providing. We also supply our venues with Narcan, and do Narcan trainings. We want to provide a consistent service through this pandemic in a pandemic, and it’s going to need all hands on deck! Be it distributing, social media, grant writing- we can’t wait to hear from you.

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