BC’S Coroners Service says Vancouver ranks among highest in North America for deaths caused by overdoses.
Ryan Vena, Executive Director of Street Saviours Outreach Society, began his outreach mission in December of 2016. Vena and his team of volunteers fight the opioid crisis on the front line.
The Street Saviours roam Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside long after safe injection sites close down for the night. They are equipped with Naloxone and first aid kits looking out for anyone who is in distress.
Ryan and his volunteers have saved up to 91 lives since they’ve started.
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