United for the health and dignity of people who use drugs.
Many roads lead to recovery
Save Lives Oregon is a movement for organizations on the front lines of harm reduction in Oregon and Tribal communities.
We believe people who use drugs deserve access to programs that support their health and dignity. We know we must do more to assist them to prevent overdose and reduce harm — especially for people impacted by injustice, oppression and trauma.
Join us to support pathways to hope, healing and health in your community.
Who we are
We are a movement of organizations that recognize harm reduction as a vital part of a comprehensive, compassionate and collaborative public health approach to drug use.
We understand that drug use is part of our world and choose to support strategies that keep people in our communities alive and safer. We work across Oregon to reduce overdose, save lives and support safer communities. We provide guidance and supplies to organizations and tribal communities, partnering with you to support your existing harm reduction efforts or help you get started with this work.
Harm reduction programs are proven to reduce HIV and HCV infection rates by 50%.
People who use syringe service programs are 3 times more likely to stop using drugs.
When bystanders are trained to administer naloxone for opioid overdoses, survival rates increase to 83% or more.
Our leadership team
Save Lives Oregon initiative partners across Oregon and Tribal Communities
Opioid overdose reversals reported by Save Lives Oregon partners
Naloxone doses supplied by the Save Lives Oregon initiative
How we support you
As a Save Lives Oregon partner, you have access to harm reduction resources and supplies proven to benefit individuals and communities. The following resources are available to partner organizations at no cost. Whether you are new to harm reduction or want to grow your existing offerings, we are here to help.
Harm Reduction Clearinghouse
Distribute state-funded harm reduction supplies equitably and free of charge to organizations that meet eligibility criteria.
Training & Education
Facilitate educational trainings and provide support to organizations seeking to integrate harm reduction strategies into their services.
Communications Resources & Materials
Create and distribute tools and materials to help our partners explain and share about harm reduction strategies in their communities.