DPA Voices: Lessons Learned from the U.S.’s First Sanctioned Overdose Prevention Centers

OnPoint NYC is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of marginalized people who use drugs or engage in sex work, their loved ones, and their communities. Most recently, they opened the U.S.’s first two Overdose Prevention Centers which have been an incredible success, diverting public drug use, increasing participants’ connections to other wrap around services, and keeping our communities clean.

In this presentation, Executive Director of OnPoint NYC Sam Rivera speaks about OnPoint NYC’s diverse range of services, along with Yarelix Estrada, Special Projects Coordinator at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Our East Harlem location will be closing early at 8:30pm on Wed 5/1 and Fri 5/3. Our Washington Heights location will be open on our regular schedule.

No One Has To Die of An Overdose.

Through our compassionate and effective approach, we’ve saved over 1,000 lives. With your support, we can save many more.