Sweep Away Stigma
On May 3rd, the MEDS Coalition had the wonderful opportunity to table at Connections House’s Annual Sweep Away Stigma Event in Concord. The event is held in hopes of breaking down stigma related to mental health. At the event, we were able to provide 35 overdose rescue trainings and Narcan kits! Thank you to Connections House for the opportunity to be out in the community.
Child Abuse Prevention
NCAPDA tabled at the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley’s annual Child Abuse Prevention event in Danville on 4/29th. Child safety tips along with NCAPDA’s overdose rescue training and Narcan were provided to parents. Child fingerprinting was available and kids enjoyed the petting zoos and opportunity to tour a very big fire engine!
Oakley Out of Darkness Walk
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.
San Ramon Run for Education
The Run for Education is a tradition in the San Ramon Valley spanning 39 years and is the primary fundraising activity for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF), a non-profit organization that supports and promotes education in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The only event in the San Ramon Valley that includes participants, volunteers and spectators from all 36 San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) schools, representing the communities of Alamo, Danville and San Ramon, the Run for Education is also the largest run that supports education in Northern California.
Thank you to our volunteers for tabling and making this event possible!
Contra Costa International Overdose Awareness Day 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended our International Overdose Awareness Day Event on 8/27 at Chichibu Park in Antioch. Thank you to our providers and community members for helping us create a space for the community to remember loved ones lost to overdose.
Thank you to our resource partners AMR, BAART Programs, Contra Costa Crisis Center, Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition, East County DROC, La Clinica TRUCHA, La Familia, MADD, NCAPDA, UJIMA for providing the community with education and local resources.
ACE Hardware: Get the "Tools" Around Fentanyl and Overdose Prevention
CCC MEDS and the NCAPDA partnered with ACE Hardware stores in East Contra Costa County to provide FREE overdose rescue training and fentanyl education at their stores in Oakley, Antioch and Pittsburg. We distributed a total of 40 Narcan rescue kits to employees and community members that stopped by. Thank you to Michelle Leopold, owner of the 3 Ace Hardware stores, for hosting us for this important and life-saving outreach event! Check out the KPIX news segment that aired that night capturing this event here.