Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop Event date: Monday, Aug 12, 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Location: NewHolly Address: New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave S Seattle, WA Attendees welcome: All tenants – SHA housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher holders Attendee Age: Adult – Age 18 and older Description: TrainersContinue reading “Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop”

Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!

Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there’s no more money from the city to pay for them. But, with help fromContinue reading “Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!”

BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

Seattle Police Department: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes in the Belltown neighborhood in Seattle and the Skyway area of unincorporated King County. The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services,Continue reading “Seattle Police Department: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)”

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand HEALTHCARE We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump ADDRESSING THE DRIVING FORCES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’sContinue reading “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand”

StopOverdose.org

Welcome to Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Opioid trends across Washington state Death data from the Washington State Department of Health Center for Health Statistics are combined with population data from the Office of Financial Management to create rates of death. Data include only deaths for which an underlying cause of death was determined to beContinue reading “StopOverdose.org”

Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018

LIVE: President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks At Prison Reform Summit – May 18, 2018 | CNBC Summary: H.R.3356 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text) There is one summary for H.R.3356. Bill summaries are authored by CRS. Introduced in House (07/24/2017) Prison Reform and Redemption Act This bill directs the Department of Justice to developContinue reading “Prison Reform and Redemption Act 2018”

Flashback – Naloxone: Seattle Police Officers Revive Drug Overdose Victim

Original Published on May 23, 2017 Police responded to a report of a man down in the 1500 block of 9th Avenue just before midnight and were quickly flagged down by a woman. The woman pointed officers to a man lying on the sidewalk, and said he had recently used heroin. Officer Jared Levitt andContinue reading “Flashback – Naloxone: Seattle Police Officers Revive Drug Overdose Victim”

Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere

PORTLAND, Ore. — They huddled against the biting wind, pacing from one corner to another hoping to score heroin or pills. But a different drug was far more likely to be on offer outside the train station downtown, where homeless drug users live in tents pitched on the sidewalk. “Everybody has meth around here —Continue reading “Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere”

URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

The opiate epidemic in King County is growing. The King County Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended a new comprehensive strategy to fight this crisis, including the opening of two pilot safe consumption spaces. In these facilities, healthcare professionals can prevent overdose deaths, reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, and efficientlyContinue reading “URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS”