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Poverty

One Month, 10 Deaths, 75 Overdoses

A crisis of epic proportions is unfolding in Waterloo Region If there was ever any doubt that the opioid crisis is real, consider that in January alone, local police responded to 75 suspected opioid overdoses and 10 deaths — the highest number ever reported in one month.

Mike’s Story: Overcoming Addiction

Mike had been living on the street when he first started visiting a drop-in program funded by United Way. But he continued to participate even after he found housing. “This place has become my community and my family,” says Mike.