Safer WeHo Coalition will be distributing free naloxone and fentanyl test strips in West Hollywood during St. Patrick’s Day weekend on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 7pm. Pickle the Drag Queen will be assisting in the distribution of resources along with representatives from various organizations. Resources tables will setup at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069 (On the Robertson Blvd. side of the park).
The purpose of the event which is being billed as “Make Your Own Luck” in West Hollywood, is to ensure that individuals have access to life-saving resources during a time of celebration and increased risk. The event is encouraging community members to make their own luck this St. Patrick’s Day weekend and take action to stay safe with free naloxone and fentanyl test strips from the Safer WeHo Coalition.
For National Meth Awareness Day, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, The Institute for Public Strategies’ West Hollywood Project joined activists and members of health organizations like Being Alive Los Angeles, LGBT Center’s Trans Wellness Center, AHF, The Wall Las Memories APLA Health, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA), and Los Angeles Department of Public Health to distribute overdose prevention information and resources along with life-saving Fentanyl Test Strips and Naloxone nasal sprays. The group gathered for an evening of engaging with the public to discuss the dangers of drug use on at West Hollywood Park next to The Abbey Food & Bar.
The Safer WeHo Coalition consist of the following organizations:
- AIDS Healthcare Foundation
- Friends Community Center
- Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Being Alive LA
- Men’s Health Foundation
- Los Angeles LGBT Center – WeHo Life
- Tarzana Treatment Centers
- Out Here Sexual Health
- The Wall – Las Memorias Project
- Los Angeles Drag Queen Story Hour
- City of West Hollywood
- West Hollywood Project
The West Hollywood Project is an ongoing, centralized effort to help promote Alcohol and Drug (AOD) Free events, activities and civic opportunities in the West Hollywood area. They promote specific events such as #SIZZLE! at LA Pride and #BOOM!, the annual New Year’s Eve event in West Hollywood. The West Hollywood Project is a Project of the Institute for Public Strategies and funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.