OhioCAN Mahoning County International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown
1105 Elm St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
Name of Organisation: OhioCAN
Contact: Hope Lovrinoff-Moran
To observe IOAD we will gather together at 11:00 for a very special service,”Naloxone Saves”,created and led by Minister Blyth Barnow, founder of Femminary. This is a frank and inspiring service around Harm Reduction and the care of people who use drugs. As part of the service, OhioCAN Mahoning County will light a candle for each of the 143 community members whose lives were lost to overdose in Mahoning County in the last 12 month and each name will be read. Additionally, the community has been invited to attend and bring pictures or mementos of their loved ones lost and they will be given a candle free of charge to light in remembrance of their loved ones and their names will also be spoken. Narcan training and distribution will be part of the service. Additional Narcan will be available free of charge from Mahoning County Public Health. OhioCAN Mahoning County will have an information table, free feminine hygiene products and condoms for those in need and hygiene packs for unsheltered individuals. Light refreshments will be served.