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CASEY WILLEY (THEY/THEM)

Founder/Director
Harm Reduction Advocate

My interest in harm reduction education started years ago during my personal experience with addiction and drug use. I firmly believe that people who use drugs deserve access to compassionate care and education with a focus on reducing the stigma towards addiction and substance use. From a young age I have held a servant's heart with a sincere passion for my community and I strive to impact ours positively by providing essential services and unbiased support both to active users and those affected. 

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REN DEE
(SHE/HER)

Peer Support Specialist

Harm Reduction Advocate

After spending half of my life weaving in and out of active addiction - jumping through various hoops in hopes of achieving different forms of successful recovery - I’m a hundred percent confident in the fact that easier access to clean materials and increased safety precautions for active using has a growing need and so many stigmas need to be eradicated. My recovery is an on going journey & Out of Harm’s Reach sprouted up right when I could’ve used it most. I find it to be my duty to give back to my community in a way that I could of so desperately used myself. 

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KIT SINGLETON (THEY/THEM)

Media and Design

Harm Reduction Advocate

My name is Kit and I am an artist and active member of the community here in Gainesville, Florida. I have lived here off and on for a few years and consider this town to be home for now. I have traveled across the country and in between those years that I did not live here I met a lot of wonderful people who have, unfortunately, succumbed to opioid overdoses. I have a lot of odd interests and hobbies, including harm reduction, but writing bios is not one of them.

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CHRIS TANTON (THEY/THEM)

Event Coordinator

Harm Reduction Advocate

Advocate for the underdog since I learned to talk. My interest in Harm Reduction stems mostly from the lack of harm reduction programs and compassion when people I love have needed it. But also from work I have done organizing Mutual Aid and Food Justice events in my local communities. Mutual aid is the idea that we can work together as a community to meet our needs. To do our harm reduction work, we must meet the needs of our community. It is with great passion and honor that I am here to serve my community, especially for those of us who are most vulnerable, marginalized, stigmatized, and criminalized.

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CHRISTOPHER DEANE
(HE/HIM)

Harm Reduction Advocate

The current drug epidemic is something that has touched nearly everyone in this country and there is a blatant need for services that cater towards those who choose to use drugs in an effort to keep the number of preventable deaths at a minimum. My beliefs stem from the idea of meeting others where they are at with a judgement free perspective that places the value of life over the choices that one might make.