In May, SOS sent two members of its outreach team to the
2012 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Our AmeriCorps members, Emma Dobbins and Lydia Russell-Roy, delivered a
well-received presentation on overdose prevention education.
In 2010, drug
overdoses surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the number one cause of
accidental deaths in the United States. Overdose, especially opioid overdose, is
a common cause of death in the homeless population. To address this growing problem,
overdose prevention practices have been integrated into our SOS program and
were shared at the conference by Emma and Lydia with other homeless providers