PORT

How can we support you?

We are a team of Peer Support Specialists with lived experience.

Peer Support Specialists are people supporting people. Advocacy.
We too have been there, done that.

You are not alone!

Nothing about us, without us!
828.845.0441             or         828.845.0541
Virginia                                   Lexie

PORT is Henderson County’s Post-Overdose Response Team

  • CDC funding awarded to create Community Linkages of Care for Overdose Prevention and Response through Henderson County Department of Public Health, partnering with The Free Clinics (TFC)
  • Goal: to create a post-overdose response team with certified Peer Support Specialists
  • Team: TFC’s Peer Support Specialists are persons who have lived experience of substance use and are able to draw upon their lived experience in discussing treatment and recovery
  • Focus: to engage persons who have experienced an overdose in conversation about recovery and treatment and to connect justice-involved persons to care
  • PORT will provide linkages to harm reduction options and social supports such as housing, employment, transportation, and food, in addition to treatment and recovery options

For more information about the Post-Overdose Response Team, please contact Virginia Frechette at 828-845-0441 or Lexie Wilkins at 828-845-0541.