Brave Spaces – Grace Mansion

Date: 23/08/2023
Time: 10:00 am
Public/Private: Private
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
Contact: Jenea Gomez
Phone: 604-694-6988

Commemorative Space
This space will be set up on the second floor outside the curved chapel wall. All are invited to print a name and tie a ribbon to a purple chair in commemoration of someone lost to or at risk of overdose. The idea came forward after the first year we participated in IOAD. During the “Brave Space” talking circle a participant suggested leaving an empty chair for those at risk, who we hope will one day take a seat in our circle as survivors.

Informed Space Session 1
In this first session we will have educational dialogue about ending stigma, how to have conversations with struggling loved ones, and how to recognize and respond to various types of overdoses. All are welcome to join us in room 204 from 10am-12pm.

Informed Space Session 2
In this second session we will conduct hands on Naloxone training. Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and be provided with a new take-home Naloxone kit.

Brave Space
In this sharing circle, participants will be invited to bravely share memories and thoughts of loved ones at risk of or lost to overdose. All are welcome to attend.

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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