1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1610, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Lapina Burris

Opioid Emergency Response VISTA- Mission Area 7

About The VISTA Position:

The opioid crisis is a complex health and social issue negatively impacting Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The areas most
affected have an average poverty rate of 40% or higher. The Resilience Project is a
comprehensive approach focusing on cleaning up the neighborhood and making it safe for residents while also providing compassionate, effective care and access to treatment and housing for people living with substance use disorder which will ultimately reduce poverty. The VISTA assigned to Mission Area 7, mobilizing community response, will streamline systems, fundraise and create a volunteer plan to support crucial city and non-profit services to low-income individuals in Kensington.