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How to Talk About Overdose prevention centers: Questions & Answers to Guide Community Conversations

Overdose Prevention Centers (OPCs) – also known as safer injecting facilities or safer consumption spaces – are controlled health care settings where people can safely use pre-obtained drugs under clinical supervision. The overdose crisis is a kitchen table issue, and affects all corners of the state. This conversation guide can help answer the most common …

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2023: Roadmap to Ending Homelessness & Winning Permanent Housing in New York City

Within Mayor Eric Adam’s first year in office, he has failed to aggressively address the crisis of homelessness that the administration inherited. The Mayor has failed to provide the people of New York a concrete path out of homeless shelters, access to comprehensive care for the unsheltered and those in need of wraparound services. The …

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2023-2024 New York State Budget Platform

The continued harm from criminalization, incarceration, and the legacy of former Governor Cuomo’s austerity have resulted in a historic number of New Yorkers dying from preventable overdoses, record high homelessness, increased rates of hepatitis C and emerging HIV clusters. This session, our state must continue the momentum from last year and reverse these harms by …

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2022-2023 VOCAL-NY NYC BUDGET PLATFORM

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness across New York State. VOCAL-NY’s four different unions are releasing the following demands for the New York City budget for FY 2022-2023.

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