Minnesota Overdose Awareness


Spring Lake Park, MN   |

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Minnesota Overdose Awareness

EIN: 32-0693104


Minnesota Overdose Awareness is dedicated to providing accessible, dignified care, championing engagement and health equity for those impacted by substance use within our community.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Miles Hamlin-Zamojski

Main address

7766 Highway 65 NE

Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 USA

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Subject area info

Health care access

Addiction services

Communicable disease control

Sexually transmitted disease control

Mental and behavioral disorders

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Population served info

People of African descent

People of European descent

Indigenous peoples

Multiracial people

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the heart of North Minneapolis, an exciting new chapter is unfolding as we embark on the development of a space that promises to be a beacon of hope for the community. This space, a fresh addition to our organization, symbolizes the unwavering spirit of progress and the dawn of a new era.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Harm Reduction Services

Harm Reduction supplies, Narcan education and distribution.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
People of European descent
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success


Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To create a community where individuals impacted by substance use find support, healing, hope and health equity by empowering those who are served and by offering flexible/responsive services that reflect the needs of the community.

Our organization employs a multi-faceted approach to address the complex challenges surrounding substance use and promote community well-being. Our strategies encompass a combination of prevention, intervention, and support services aimed at raising awareness, reducing stigma, and providing compassionate care to those affected by substance use. Through collaborative partnerships, innovative programs, and evidence-based practices, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can access the resources and support they need to thrive. By fostering engagement, empowerment, and health equity, we work towards building a healthier and more resilient community for all.

We have developed a robust set of capabilities to effectively address the challenges posed by substance use and promote community well-being. Our team consists of dedicated professionals with expertise in various disciplines, including public health, social work, counseling, and advocacy. We leverage our collective knowledge and experience to implement evidence-based programs and interventions that meet the diverse needs of our community.

In addition to our skilled workforce, we have established strong partnerships with local agencies, healthcare providers, and community organizations to enhance our reach and impact. These collaborations enable us to leverage resources, share best practices, and coordinate services to provide comprehensive support to individuals and families affected by substance use.

Furthermore, we continuously invest in training and professional development opportunities for our staff and volunteers to ensure that we remain at the forefront of innovation and best practices in the field. By staying informed about emerging trends, research findings, and community needs, we adapt our strategies and approaches to deliver high-quality services that make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

Overall, our organizational capabilities enable us to effectively fulfill our mission of promoting health equity, reducing stigma, and empowering individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

We have achieved significant milestones in our efforts to raise awareness, provide support, and promote positive change in our community. Over the past 14 years, we have hosted an annual Overdose Awareness Day vigil, bringing together community members, advocates, and allies to honor the lives lost to substance overdose and to raise awareness about the impact of addiction on individuals, families, and communities.

In addition to our vigil, we have organized and facilitated an Overdose Awareness Conference, providing a platform for education, dialogue, and collaboration among stakeholders in the field of substance use prevention and treatment. Through keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops, we have addressed critical issues such as harm reduction, stigma reduction, and access to treatment and support services.

Furthermore, we have made significant strides in expanding our reach and impact through the acquisition and renovation of a physical space dedicated to supporting individuals affected by substance use. This space serves as a hub for our harm reduction services, including needle exchange programs, naloxone distribution, and overdose prevention education. By providing a safe and welcoming environment, we aim to reduce barriers to care and empower individuals to access the support they need to stay safe and healthy.

Currently, we are working on expanding our harm reduction services to reach more individuals in need, advocating for policy changes to improve access to treatment and support services, and strengthening our partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders. We remain committed to our mission of promoting overdose awareness, advancing harm reduction initiatives, and advocating for policies and practices that support individuals and families affected by substance use.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection


Minnesota Overdose Awareness

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Minnesota Overdose Awareness

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $18,298
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $3,069
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $21,367
Program Services $10,000
Administration $3,196
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $13,196

Minnesota Overdose Awareness

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $8,883
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $8,883


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Miles Hamlin-Zamojski

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Minnesota Overdose Awareness

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Paula Desanto

Expanse MN

Term: 2025 - 2022

Chuck Hilger

Hilger Behavioral Health Consultants

Takesha Deadwyler


John Roder

Emanuel Roberts

Anything Helps MN

Terry Tauger

Hennepin County Adult Behavioral Health

Josh Drew

Brian Warden

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/22/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/22/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.