Friends of OneOhio is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to ensuring that Ohio’s $1 billion opioid settlement is spent wisely and that the impacted population is involved in decision-making.
Friends of OneOhio consists of people who have lived experience with opioids (people in recovery or active use), people who have shared experience (family members, loved ones) and allies who care about the well-being of people who’ve suffered from drug use, the drug war and overdose.
Our organization’s core beliefs include:
- People with lived experience should be involved in directing opioid settlement spending at the state, regional and local levels.
- People with shared experience should be involved in directing opioid settlement spending at the state, regional and local levels.
- Opioid settlement spending should prioritize reducing overdose death.
- Opioid settlement money should not be used to criminalize or stigmatize people who use drugs.
- OneOhio should operate transparently and follow Ohio open meetings and public records law.
Friends of OneOhio was formed by consensus on July 12, 2022, during a Zoom call attended by more than 40 people involved in overdose prevention and opioid-related work.
Another public meeting will be held in August to elected officers and develop a strategy to set the troubled OneOhio opiid settlement baxck on course.
To contact us, please email: FriendsofOneOhio@gmail.com