SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and Somerville Prevention, a division of the City of Somerville’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS), are announcing four Narcan Distribution Events happening in Somerville throughout the month of July. The City is partnering with the nonprofit Repair the World to host these potentially life-saving events.
Each event is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m.to 6 p.m. on a Saturday in July, weather permitting*:
July 1: Union Square (in front of the Somerville Media Center, 90 Union Square)
July 8: East Somerville (165 Broadway near Project Soup)
July 15: Davis Square (Statue Park, next to the Holland Street entrance to the Davis Square T stop)
July 22: Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park (across from the corner of Assembly Row and Great River Road)
*In case of foul weather, call 311 at 617-666-3311 for schedule updates before heading out.
The Narcan Distribution Events are created to meet residents where they are to help increase access to monthly, low-threshold overdose prevention education and harm reduction materials such as Narcan, Fentanyl and Xylazine test strips, CPR face shields, and syringe disposal containers, while supplies last.
Somerville began Narcan Distribution Events in May 2022. Previous distribution locations included Davis Square, Union Square, Winter Hill, Foss Park, and East Somerville including partnerships with the Somerville Public Libraries, Project Soup, and Connexion.
For more information, please contact Prevention Services Manager, Matthew Mitchell, at email@example.com and/or follow on Instagram: @somervilleprevention.