Want Some Free, Clean Stuff?
As the only official Syringe Services Program (SSP) in West Tennessee, A Betor Way is excited to announce that a free, harm reduction needle exchange will be in operation every Friday from 6-9 PM during the month of August!
Not only does this provide an opportunity for people to gain access to clean, unused syringes, it is a place to connect with other resources, learn about possible treatment options, and even get a wound or health assessment without judgement or fear.
Did I mention that everything is also FREE??? Thanks to generous donors and partnerships with the Shelby County Health Department and CAAP’s, inc. we are able to offer all of this at no charge to anyone!
Our tents and tables will be set up at the corner of Sycamore View rd. and Shelby Oaks drive, come rain or shine, so please come by and see our friendly staff if you or someone you love has a need. We are also looking for volunteers interested in learning more about A Betor Way and SSP’s and will have sign-up sheets available.
Crawfish Festival is Almost Here!
I know the official first day of spring this year was March 20th, but for me, what really marks springtime in Memphis is the Crawfish Festival! As the first real event of Spring, this annual event consumes almost an entire ton of crawfish, welcomes close to 16,000 visitors, provides shopping from over 60 vendors, offers kids activities and more, making this one of the favorite events of local Memphians (especially midtowners).
Each year, people from all over the region descend on Overton Square to eat, drink, and be merry while supporting a non-profit charity, which receives the majority of the event’s receipts. This year’s event is particularly exciting because this year’s Crawfish Festival benefits A Betor Way. Not only does this raise needed funds for the group, but more importantly, raises awareness of the groups mission, to provide assistance and resources to addicts and those affected by addiction, while eliminating barriers to anyone seeking help with addiction.
In addition to benefiting financially from this year’s festival, A Betor Way has also volunteered their time and resources to organize, support, and manage this year’s Crawfish Festival. This establishes a great partnership that not only allows the community to invest in A Betor Way, but also provides a path for A Betor Way to give back to the community they so deeply love and want to protect.
So mark April 13th on your calendars and head down to Overton Square to enjoy some mud bugs, live music, and share in all the fun that happens every spring.