Safe Haven, an ARORP Naloxone Hero, creates overdose rescue kits for all offices

Safe Have Ministries, an organization serving Johnson County, is an ARORP Naloxone Community Hero. They have committed to distributing 20 cases of naloxone, or 480 doses of life-saving medicine, to their community. While most ARORP Naloxone Community Heroes lead community trainings, Safe Haven has started to place life saving kits around their offices.

Kits include four doses of naloxone, a CPR mask, and gloves. On the side of the box, there are steps for administering naloxone to support those in a crisis situation. The lead on the project, Sarah Bolduc, reports that they have created four boxes but plan to make eight more to cover all of Safe Haven, the church the residents attend, and one to give away at the Johnson County Peach Festival.

Safe Haven Ministries offers wrap-around support services to people in need in Johnson County. The organization has two projects with ARORP, the naloxone hero project and an general project. With the general project ARORP23-023, Safe Haven received $492,784.68 to renovate their facility. This community center offers respite and transitional housing: sixteen beds for men, and two individual rooms with six beds for women and children. They offer women’s sober living and recovery, providing 20 beds for women in recovery. Their facility links those in need with treatment, counseling, educational and parenting classes, life skills assistance, recovery meetings, case managers, and peers.


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