Frederick Cortés, Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Social worker for El Gancho, a program of Intercambios Puerto Rico, a nongovernmental organization

"By working with the most vulnerable people in the community, we create an impact on the community at large. We are also Narcan trained on how to reverse an overdose. That’s very important for neighbors, family, friends to know because it is very unlikely that a person who is experiencing an overdose would self-administer the drug. The more we flood the community with this knowledge, we have the opportunity to save lives and for people to change their perception of how to approach this situation."
Yerimar Rivera Rivera, GPJ Puerto Rico