A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center is an IRS recognized 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. We are committed to educating, empowering, and eradicating the epidemics that have plagued Florida.
We are restoring individuals, veterans, children and families who have fallen through the cracks. Many are experiencing addiction, exploitation, homelessness, and are TRAPPED in the Trenches.
A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center is a trailblazing grassroots organization that provides emergency temporary shelter and life saving support services throughout South and Southwest Florida. In addition, A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center is the only community-based organization that trains individuals and distributes Narcan free of charge to those who are at risk of overdosing.
In the medical world it's called harm reduction; the first line of opioid defense. With money from Gov. Rick Scott’s opioid emergency declaration last year, Voice In the Wilderness is among several groups making Narcan easier to get in Southwest Florida.
"I want to go to detox." It was the text message the case worker had been hoping for. But when it came, she couldn't help.
Miller is a lead organizer behind Stay Alive & Thrive, which offers free HIV testing, food and entertainment at the housing authority's Renaissance Preserve, which is in 33916. Lamb was also part of the event, which was timed with national HIV testing day. The event began in 2012 to fill a void, Miller said.