Support HB110: Regulate Overdose Prevention/Safer Consumption Sites!

The Illinois Harm Reduction & Recovery Coalition (IHRRC) and the West Side Heroin & Opioid Task Force (WSHOTF) are proud to introduce HB110legislation that would allow the Illinois Department of Public Health to set guidelines and standards for organizations to obtain approval to operate a safe consumption site (SCS). This bill does not authorize any organizations to implement SCS programming. IHRRC and WSHOTF are proud to partner with lead House of Representative sponsors Rep. LaShawn K. Ford and Rep. Carol Ammons on this effort. Additionally, we are excited to partner with Senator Melinda Bush, the lead sponsor in the Senate.

Please consider signing on in support of HB110. You can add your organization to the fact sheet HERE. Ultimately, House Bill 110 acknowledges that the overdose death toll in Illinois has devastated communities. We need to apply the available evidence-based strategies to decrease fatal overdose deaths quickly.

Peer-reviewed data gleaned from the 100+ safe consumption sites in 11 countries report that SCS programs:

✓ Prevent overdose deaths
✓ Facilitate entry into medical and mental health treatment
✓ Reduce the spread of infectious diseases
✓ Reduce public drug use

To end the fatal overdose epidemic in Illinois, we must lead with science and public health prevention and care strategies that work.  

Thank you to the organizations that have already signed on in support of this bill. If your organization has not signed on as a supporter, you may do so HERE. We also encourage you to please share this information within your organization’s listservs and networks.

 Please feel free to reach out to us via email at [email protected] or via phone at (844) 584-5254 x802.

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Supporting Organizations

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center
Adler University
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Almost Home Chicago
Chicago Recovery Alliance
Chicago Urban League
Christ Community Mennonite Church
Community Outreach Intervention Projects
Drug Users Health Collective of Chicago (DUHCC)
Duney’s Defense
Family Guidance Centers
Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc
Health & Medicine Policy Research Group
Illinois Harm Reduction & Recovery Coalition
Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Live4Lali
Love Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC
Men and Women in Prison Ministry
The Porchlight Collective, SAP
Prevention Partnership, Inc.
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
Sana Healing Collective
Shelter, Inc
Sisters In Sobriety Transformed Anointed & Healed (SISTAH)
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
West Side Heroin & Opioid Task Force

Supporting Individuals

Karen Andrews
Laura Beder
Linda Benton
Kelly Bernard
Chessa Calabrese
Patricia Henderson
Ashley Emma
Iliana Espinosa
Laura Fry
Elizabeth Gamez
Nadine Henderson
Dr. Stephen Holtsford, Addiction Medicine Provider
Michelle Kavouras
Philip Maes
Keith Mika
Leah Mika
Brenda Napholz
Janet Nikolovski
Krupa Patel
Emily Ritter
Marty Safirstein
Rickey Schwartz