The Bronx Opioid Collective aims to:
- Reduce overdose deaths;
- Increase treatment access;
- Improve health and social system interventions; and
- Activate public awareness and a community engagement around this critical issue.
As part of our ongoing efforts, peer outreach workers conduct regular outreach throughout the Bronx in the communities that are most affected by the opioid crisis by conducting syringe clean ups, naloxone training to business owners/staff, community residents, CBO’s staff, as well as the Substance use population and their peers in an effort to reduce incidents of overdose. Workers provide free Narcan overdose prevention training, syringe exchanges, referrals to social services and health programs, as well as other resources.
Outreach is conducted 3 times per week in multiple locations, mainly:
- Mondays from 8:30am – 11:30am: 521 East 149th Street
- Thursdays from 8:30am – 11:30am: Patterson Park, 146th Street and College Avenue
- Fridays from 8:30am – 11:30am: Mobile “Boots on the Ground” Day:
- Encampment area under Major Deegan Expressway & 145th Street Bridge
- Concourse Village “Shooting Gallery” 161st Street & Morris Avenue
- 153rd Street & Bergen and surrounding areas