We’re just about to close out 2021.
And as we get ready to ring in 2022, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our purpose and double down on our commitment to do our part to end the American overdose crisis.
Amidst a national crisis that claimed over 100,000 lives to preventable overdoses last year, the Voices Project was grateful to partner with the the Clinton Foundation, the Sandgaard Foundation, and Direct Relief International on the newly formed Overdose Response Initiative.
The goal of this multi-year initiative is to distribute free life-saving naloxone to communities in need, people who use drugs, and those most vulnerable to an overdose.
When we took on this challenge, we knew the need for these services was substantial – and we committed to do our part to reach as many individuals and community based organizations in need across the entire country. Naloxone saves lives. Period. We need it to be more accessible – and we need more people trained on how to use it.
Over the past 12 months, through this collaborative initiative, we’re grateful to report today that the initiative has distributed 513,270 units of free life-saving naloxone in 21 states.
The overdose crisis remains one of our country’s greatest healthcare and societal challenges of all time. As we begin to prepare for the new year ahead, we wanted you to know that the Voices Project remains committed to facing this challenge head on. We’ll continue to build on the foundation of the Overdose Response Initiative to reach even more communities in 2022 – and forge new partnerships that will heal communities and save lives.
Thanks to supporters like you, we’re making an impact that is substantial. We’ll continue to do our part – and are grateful to have your support along the way.
For now, happy almost-New Year. And we’ll see you in 2022.
Ryan Hampton, Founder
The Voices Project