Help Restore Hope and Save Lives.

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50. We are determined to change this starting in Ohio.

Our Work

We believe that shame, stigma, failed drug policies, and disconnection are major drivers of this crisis. This is why our team and everyone we train are equipped to meet people where they are at to offer judgement free connection to support and resources. This is what we are doing to address this crisis and save lives in Ohio:

Our Impact


Individuals Naloxone Trained


Naloxone Kits Distributed


Overdose Fatalities Prevented

Note: Overdose reversal numbers are based on statistical estimations. Not all overdoses are potentially fatal and tracking Naloxone used is a challenge.

Impact Stories

"A 21 year old boy overdosed last night. His father had 6 boxes of Narcan that I gave him that came from you. He was able to rush over and save him. I can definitely tell you that he would say thank you from the bottom of his heart."
Lay-Distributor Program Participant
“I actually saved a guy's life the other night with the Narcan you provided me with. Thank you so much.”
mail-Order Program Participant
“The training you and your team provided was absolutely amazing and so informative. You and your team radiated such beautiful energy and compassion and love for all suffering with addiction- exactly what this field needs more of and what I'm vowing to do as well. I'm 6 years sober.”
Training Participant

Upcoming Events

Check out our upcoming outreach, education, and volunteer events! If you’d like to get involved, you can reach out to Elisha Starkey at [email protected].

About Us

With a history rooted in lived experience, Thrive for Change was started through a collective desire to make a difference, fill service gaps, and save lives.

Learn How You Can Get Involved