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YAYA POR VIDA

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Homeless & Housing

Location

661 SW DALTON CIRCLEPORT ST LUCIE, FL 34953 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Yaya Por Vida improves the quality of life of people who use drugs and those who suffer from substance use disorder, by providing education and access to resources with the stroke of a paintbrush.

Description

We hold monthly care kit drop-off on monthly in Overtown Miami and Ft. Pierce. This will not be your typical care kit although essentials such as food, water, and hygiene supplies will be part of the kit. Our goal is to reduce harm in a situation where one of our housleess brothers and sisters are suffering from substance use. We want to keep them safe just as we would want to keep our family safe. These kits will include wound care, COVID19 protection, resources for substance abuse treatment, and clean needle exchange programs (amongst other local need-based resources), condoms, and Narcan. We will not just drop off supplies. Our housless population is highly marginalized and discriminated against. They need our support, motivation, and attention. We will get to know them, listen to their stories, and share time with them when others will not. Narcan training, overdose awareness, harm reduction training, treatment advocacy, and substance abuse disorder education will be provided. Our end goal is to facilitate treatment at no cost and permanent housing.

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