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.
As of May 2023:
3,380 kits and 103 lives saved
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.
Yaya Por Vida improves the quality of life of people who use drugs and those who suffer from substance use disorder, by providing education and access to resources with the stroke of a paintbrush.
The CDC has released the overdose data for the year ending June 2021. For the year ending June 2021, there were 101,263 lives lost to overdose. In 12 months over 101,000 people lost their lives to overdose.
For the year June 2020 through June 2021, there was an increase of 17,771 overdose deaths. This is a 20.6% increase in overdose deaths over the deaths ending in June 2020.