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Overdose Prevention Society


The Overdose Prevention Society is the organization receiving funds from our Outreach Opportunities Fund from the beginning of June until the end of September.

OPS was founded in September 2016 by three women who were concerned about how little was being done about the growing fentanyl crisis in Vancouver. In potential violation of the law, they set up a drug injection site in an alley in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside to combat the many overdose deaths and have saved hundreds of lives. Their peer-based services are beneficial to the health authority, to the community, and to the participants themselves and ensure access to health and welfare services to excluded, vulnerable and marginalized people.

One half of all Sunday morning offerings are sent to the organization chosen by the Outreach Opportunities Fund Committee.

Here’s the group’s gofundme page with lots more information and an opportunity to donate directly.