Over the last few years, Acacia Network has been very engaged with other Bronx Leaders in developing the Bronx Opioid Collective Impact Project (the Collective), through which we have closed care gaps, improved transitions, increased recovery options, and addressed stigma and social isolation; all while ensuring that community members are decision-makers and have integral voices in all activities.

Through funding from Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., the Collective has continued to conduct peer outreach to engage individuals in harm reduction, collect and dispose of syringes, and provide ongoing resources (e.g., food, personal protective equipment, referrals to care, and more) to community members. In its fourth year, the Collective sought to expand its services to reach more individuals in more communities with harm reduction and supportive services, provide wound care in collaboration with Columbia University, and implement additional trainings and other activities in collaboration with the Third Avenue Business Improvement District. 

We would like to invite you to a virtual Executive Leadership Summit on Wednesday, June 22 from 10 - 11 am. We will discuss the Collective’s work to date and strategize how we can work collaboratively with partners to further advance the goals of the Collective throughout the South Bronx moving forward.

If you are interested, please confirm your attendance with Melany Compres ( who will forward you the calendar invitation along with dial-in details.

Please feel free to reach out to me or our project management consultant Kristin Wunder ( or 772-528-9128) if you have any questions.

We look forward to working with you to develop a network that supports the strengths of all of our substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery providers as a system of care that is responsive to the needs of our Bronx community.


Lymaris Albors
About the Bronx Opioid Collective Partners
About Acacia Network
For over 50 years, Acacia Network and its affiliates have been committed to improving the quality-of-life and wellbeing of underserved communities in New York City and beyond. We are one of the largest Latino-led nonprofits in the nation, serving more than 150,000 individuals annually through integrated, trauma-informed services in the areas of health, housing, economic development, social services, and cultural revitalization. Our programs are based in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse in New York State, as well as Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Connecticut, and Puerto Rico. Acacia Network’s extensive array of community-based services are fully integrated, bilingual and culturally competent. For more information, visit: