Media Release

Statement on Seattle City Council Hearing on Creating a Safe Consumption Space

Today, the Seattle City Council's Committee on Housing, Health, Energy, and Workers Rights discussed the path forward to create a safe consumption space (SCS) in Seattle. SCSs are safe, clean spaces where people can use previously obtained drugs under the supervision of healthcare professionals who provide support, safe and sterile equipment, and overdose prevention. They are a proven and positive solution that reduce deaths and medical issues, restore public safety and community spaces, and connect people who use drugs with resources for treatment.

Local Musicians Join Effort to Create Safe Consumption Space in Seattle

Seattle-area musicians Jenn Champion, John Roderick, and SassyBlack, and CEO of Sub Pop Megan Jasper today launched a major media campaign in support of the Yes to SCS effort in King County. In partnership with the Public Defender Association, this effort seeks to highlight the lifesaving benefit of building a safe consumption space (SCS) in the City of Seattle.

Over 200 Seattle healthcare professionals issue urgent call for supervised consumption spaces

 In response to Washington State’s overdose and opioid epidemic, over 200 health care professionals have signed a letter calling on the City of Seattle and King County to “fully fund and implement the Task Force recommendations, including the recommendation for supervised consumption spaces with the speed required in an emergency.”