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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Applications are open for the Fort St. John Community Grant to support local organizations addressing the opioid crisis.

The FSJ Community Action Team has made $5000 available to support projects or initiatives working to reduce opioid overdoses in the community.

The application period will close on May 31st, with the grant being awarded in June.

Initiatives must address one of the Overdose Emergency Response Centre’s 8 core interventions, including naloxone, Overdose Prevention Services (OPS), social stabilization, peer Empowerment and employment, acute overdose risk management, cultural safety and humility treatment and recovery, and addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights.

Applicants must expand on which intervention will be the focal point of the project.

Projects will be judged on how they engage with residents of all ages, focus on individuals facing challenges receiving overdose services, and utilize community partnerships.

The Community Action Team is a group of community organizations, health agencies, front-line service providers, and those with lived experience committed to tackling the opioid crisis locally.

 

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