Health and Wellbeing
Patterson Houses is deeply impacted by the opioid crisis. Communal spaces in the development are sites for open air drug use, and syringes can be found on the grounds of the development. The NStat team highlights the need for a coordinated approach to address these issues and their impact on Patterson residents. Responses should include harm reduction resources, stewardship and beautification of the grounds, and infrastructural improvements. The team is working closely with harm reduction experts to make sure that people most directly impacted by drug use are connected to supportive resources.