Jordan’s Crossing

Kudos to the team of FCPH staff, who spent last Friday evening providing naloxone kits to homeless individuals being served a hot meal at a homeless camp shelter called Jordan’s Crossing.  Fred Rieser founded Jordan’s Crossing about eight years ago after his son, Jordan, died in a car accident. Rieser turned his pain into action by feeding homeless people out of the back of his truck with his family on Friday nights. His efforts have grown from there to serving as many as 200 individuals using an old garage located on Hague Ave in Valleyview just off Broad Street on the West side. A majority of the homeless individuals that show up for these Friday night meals are active or former drug users and most of them know someone that has died from an opiate overdoes. Thanks to the generosity of Olivia Burton, Jessica Cameron, Olabisi Eddy, Mary Ann and Ron Janning and Theresa Seagraves for giving up their Friday evening with very short notice.  The homeless, as well as some individuals from the neighborhood, received a free naloxone kit and information on how to identify and prevent an opiate overdose. The Riesers and others on hand Friday night expressed their gratitude and indicated they were sure lives would be saved because FCPH put this life saving drug in the hands of those who need it most.