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This audio tape of an overdose shows a homeless camp coming together to save a life

Overdoses are a part of life in many of today's homeless encampments. In 2019, the Seattle Fire Department responded to an average of more than two overdoses a day involving homeless people. That's nearly half of the total overdoses it responded to that year. But if you overdose in a homeless camp, there is likely someone around...

Project Homeless is a new Seattle Times initiative that explores and explains the region’s complex, troubling problem of homelessness. With strong watchdog reporting and vivid storytelling, Project Homeless seeks to spotlight what is working, and what is not working, in responding to homelessness. We will also feature solutions-oriented reporting from elsewhere in the country.

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This audio tape of an overdose shows a homeless camp coming together to save a life

Overdoses are a part of life in many of today's homeless encampments. In 2019, the Seattle Fire Department responded to an average of more than two overdoses a day involving homeless people. That's nearly half of the total overdoses it responded to that year. But if you overdose in a homeless camp, there is likely someone around...