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September 16, 2021 - Kensington, PA

Gov. Wolf Visits Kensington, Discusses Needed Legislation to Support Efforts to Curb Increased Overdoses

Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.

"Tragically, opioid-related deaths are not a new problem in Pennsylvania and the Kensington community we toured today has been particularly hard hit by this crisis," said Gov. Wolf. "Every death caused by an overdose is a tragedy. Each statistic represents our family members, loved ones, and neighbors. They deserve our help to get quality treatment and support. I am committed to fight for the people and communities harmed by the opioid epidemic and the disease of addiction."'



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_026.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_027.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_028.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jen Smith speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_029.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Angel Cruz speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_030.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Street scene in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_031.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Street scene in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_032.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>(from left) Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator Sharif Street, Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jen Smith, and Governor Tom Wolf discussing the opioid crisis.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_033.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_034.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_035.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_036.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Sharif Street,  speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_037.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_038.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Esperanza Health Center Executive Director, Susan Post speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_039.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_040.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Senator Christine Tartaglione speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_041.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_042.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jen Smith speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_043.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_044.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_045.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Rep. Angel Cruz speaking with the press.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_046.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>(from left) Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator Sharif Street, Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jen Smith, Governor Tom Wolf, and Esperanza Health Center Executive Director, Susan Post discussing the opioid crisis.    Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/19129_gov_opioidEpidemic_dz_047.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf speaking with community leaders.  Governor Tom Wolf, state leaders, and community partners today visited the Philadelphia neighborhood, Kensington, and Esperanza Health Center to discuss the devastating affects of the opioid epidemic and what can be done to help curb the increase in overdoses throughout the commonwealth.  Philadelphia, PA. - September 16, 2021