NCADD WEBINAR: Making History, Saving Lives: Opening the first OPCs in the United States
This event was held on Jan 4th, 2023.
An exploration and discussion of the historic first year of operation of OnPoint NYC's Overdose Prevention Centers in East Harlem and Washington Heights in New York City. Webinar will review operational philosophy and approach, legal and political landscape, funding structure and outcomes after a full year of operations. Featuring Kailin See.
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About Kailin See - Senior Director of Programs @OnPoint NYC
Kailin is the Senior Director of Programs for OnPoint NYC. She was the program and development lead for the historic opening of the first two sanctioned overdose prevention centers in the United States. Before moving to New York in 2016, Kailin worked in Vancouver, Canada developing and operating innovative, award-winning drug user-focused programs including the Drug User's Resource Center (DURC) which employed 150 active substance users and saw 1,000 member visits a day. Beyond DURC, Kailin developed Canada's first street-entrenched Managed Alcohol Program and an Alcohol Exchange for illicit alcohol consumers, a first in the world. Her many years working to improve the lives of people who use drugs has afforded her the opportunity to garner experience across multiple sectors including housing/shelter for active substance users, community-based detox and treatment, social enterprise, indigenous-directed care and cultural programming, drug policy reform, advocacy, and safer consumption.
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