HELPING HANDS YAYA POR VIDA
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We envision a community that harbors more Healing, more Love and more Life for ALL.

As of Oct 2021: 

884 kits given & 84 lives saved

YAYA POR VIDA

Yaya Por Vida is a local nonprofit that uses art to connect the community in the areas of

overdose prevention, awareness, substance use recovery, and harm reduction.

Yaya Por Vida DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
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Yaritza Rollan (05/28/1993-12/28/2019) was a young, vibrant tattoo artist, painter, ceramics sculptor, illustrator, muralist, and cosmetologist that dedicated her short life to the arts. She participated in local gallery events right out of high school, got herself into tattoo apprenticing all on her own, and paved her own path to what was a bright carrer in the arts.

Yaritza Rollan (05/28/1993 -12/28/2019) was a young, vibrant tattoo artist, painter, ceramics sculptor, illustrator, muralist, and cosmetologist that dedicated her short life to the arts. She participated in local gallery events right out of high school, got herself into tattoo apprenticing all on her own, and paved her own path to what was a bright career in the arts. 

OUR STORY

My sister, Yaritza Rollan (better known as Yaya ) dedicated her entire life to the arts. She tattooed, painted, drew, created murals, and even got into Cosmetology. She began participating in local gallery events right out of high school, got herself into tattoo apprenticing all on her own, and paved her own path to what would have been a bright future in the art world. Sadly, she immediately met and became influenced by the darker figures of this profession and began a slow decline into opiate addiction. Nevertheless, she always held on tight to her art, still tattooed, and still worked hard to stay on the path of her dreams regardless of her struggles. Sadly, the ten year battle with drug addiction claimed her life on December 28, 2019. That was the day another shining light in an otherwise grim world ceased to shimmer. 

YAMILLA YAYA ROLLAN YAYA POR VIDA

MISSION STATEMENT

We at Yaya Por Vida connect with people who use drugs (PWUD), those impacted by unmanaged substance use disorder and their families to provide culturally sensitive resources to reduce overdose, early prevention, safe use and options for recovery through the arts.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise, new statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics found. The numbers are provisional, and the CDC's estimate for predicted deaths totals more than 99,000 from March 2020 to March 2021

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