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‘Amber’s Place is a place of unconditional love’

As far as she knows, this is the first emergency rescue shelter of its kind in the country, taking in those who most typically have survived a heroin overdose and, once medically cleared in a hospital emergency department, can stay up to 14 days while actively seeking treatment and recovery solutions, says Kriss Blevens. “This is a porthole for the sickest of the sick, for those whose next stop is either another arrest, an overdose or the morgue,” says Blevens. READ MORE