We have some great news. The Miami Recovery Project is collaborating with the Yaya por Vida Foundation (yayaporvida.org) to support local areas in need. Yaya Por Vida is a local nonprofit that uses art to connect the community in the areas of overdose prevention, awareness, substance use recovery, and harm reduction.
Yaya Por Vida Foundation has integrated work in the areas of harm reduction supplies, especially for our houseless SUD victims living on the streets with limited access to care. Wound care, meals, clothing, Naloxone kits/training and resources to seek no to low cost treatment, permanent housing and more in collaboration with Camillus House as well as Thriving Minds. Care kit drives are conducted the last Saturday of every month. Since their first drive in September, they have passed out a total of 350 care kits and 11 saved lives thanks to their houseless residents using our Naloxone to revive a bystander or friend. We also combine the care kit drives with community clean up and deep relationship building with the folks we meet.
Miami Recovery Project is partnering to extend the outreach to more people in need. We will now be at two locations during the monthly care kit drives, the regular location behind Miami Idea exchange 1668 NW 7 Ave, Miami FL 33136 and the new location across from Historic Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum 480 NW 11th St, Miami, FL 33136 (camp under overpass).
How You Can Help
There are number of different ways you can help. You can volunteer, donate, or spread the word. We are need of volunteers to help at both locations. Every last Saturday of the month between 9am-12pm you have an opportunity to volunteer. We need donations of items for the care kits.
You can donate to our amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/HOLI66QY3M2V?ref_=wl_shareor donate to throughcashapp: $yayaporvidaMIApaypal: paypal.me/yayaporvidaMIAWe need lightly used clothes for men and women. If you have clothes to donate, respond to this email and we will reach out to you to arrange a pick up.
Please contact us at email@example.com or Yamila Rollan Escalona of Yaya por Vida Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to volunteer, donate, or if you have questions. Please share with your friends and family. Together we can make a difference.