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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 Roadmap to a Caring and Compassionate City: Ending Homelessness, the Drug War, the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, and Mass Incarceration in NYC

People living in New York City deserve to caring & compassionate local government. VOCAL-NY released the following platform of demands for the New York City Council to adopt and make a down payment toward a Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City during budget negotiations for the 2023/24.

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Homelessness & Housing Roadmap for Mayor Adams NYC Housing Plan

On a given night, there are approximately 72,000 New Yorkers sleeping in NYC shelters and 2,300 sleeping on the streets. 2021 was the deadliest year on record for homeless New Yorkers, sheltered and unsheltered. Of the 640 homeless New Yorkers lost their lives on record, 489 of those individuals were residing in shelters.  Since taking

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Fact Sheet: Down Payment Toward a Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City

Following the release of the Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City report, VOCAL-NY released a set of proposals for the New York City Council to adopt and make a down payment toward a Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City during budget negotiations for the 2021/22 fiscal year. Read this

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