Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Zachary Kosinski

Bloomberg Fellow

Zach Kosinski serves as the Harm Reduction Coordinator for Voices of Hope, Inc. Through the operation of two syringe services programs and one of the largest Overdose Response Programs in the state of Maryland, Voices of Hope is on the frontlines of tackling the overdose crisis, especially in rural northeastern Maryland. Zach's role as harm reduction coordinator entails oversight of two syringe services programs, spanning Cecil and Harford Counties, Maryland. Zach also also oversees the organization's comprehensive HIV and Hepatitis C testing and linkage to care program for people who use drugs and the array of supportive services available at Voices of Hope's Harford County Recovery Center, including peer support services, treatment coordination, transportation assistance, and peer workforce development. Taken as a whole, this work aims to reduce overdose and the infectious disease burden among people who use drugs in northeastern Maryland.

Voices of Hope, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit recovery community organization made of people in recovery, family members, and allies who support recovery throughout Maryland, but primarily in Cecil and Harford Counties. The organization's mission is to advocate for behavioral health disorder prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery resources, eliminate the stigma of addiction through outreach events and education, and support all pathways of recovery. Voices of Hope envisions an end to the cycle of addiction, healing for families affected by addiction, and changed perception of addiction for all.

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