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Canvass to Save Lives

Saving Lives One Knock at a Time

In Providence, 55% of overdoses happened in homes or other private residences.* Whether accidentally with prescribed medication or with illicit drugs like heroin or fentanyl, many residents are not aware of harm reduction and recovery resources in their community, and traditional street outreach efforts may not reach them.

Canvass to Save Lives (CTSL), a door-to-door outreach program that began in September 2021, aims to reach people where they are. CTSL sends trained peer-recovery specialists door-to-door to share life-saving information and resources on harm reduction and recovery. Canvassers have one-on-one conversations with residents, assess what support or information they need, and connect with local service agencies when appropriate. Canvassers may also distribute Naloxone, a medication that reverses an overdose. 


Peer Recovery



Doors Knocked in Overdose Hotspot


Positive, Face-to-Face Interaction


Committed to Talk to Family/Friends about Overdose


Naloxone Kits Distrubuted

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