Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Live4Lali will be provide free Narcan kits and training at the church, 5603 West Bull Valley Road in McHenry this Saturday afternoon October 8 at 2 pm.
Live4Lali is the organization that works to reduce stigma and prevent substance use disorder among individuals, families, and communities, and to minimize the overall health, legal, and social harms associated with substance use.
“The opioid crisis continues to needlessly claim lives in McHenry County and around the country. But we all can save lives by learning to use emergency Narcan kits which administer a life-saving jolt to revive those in overdose crisis,” said Patrick Murfin, Tree of Life Social Justice Team Chair, “You may think you will never need this, but you never know who in your life may be in crisis. A lot of folks keep kits in their cars, homes, and businesses. We will offer free training in their safe and effective use.”
The program and kits are free, and the event is open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information visit the Facebook event or contact Patrick Murfin at 815 814-5645, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ales Mathiesen, McHenry County Program Manager of Live4Lali at Alex@Live4Lali.org.