Celebrating the Lives of Bmore POWER Members Who are No Longer With Us
Alfred joined Bmore POWER in 2017. He was a dedicated outreach worker and he contributed to the creation of the Go Slow Campaign.
Andre Kennedy was dedicated to expanding peer support and improving access to treatment. While he worked with Bmore POWER, he shared his story of recovery with BHSB. Andre also worked at Tuerk House providing peer support to people seeking treatment. He was a compassionate advocate for peer recovery with a warm smile.
Phaedra Ward was a joyous, creative and loving person who worked with Bmore POWER from 2016-2018. She was a poet and author of the book Recoveroetry (link). In 2017, Phaedra was heartbroken to see the deadly impact that fentanyl was having on her friends and community. She wanted to create a public education campaign to warn people and save lives. Her vision became the Go Slow campaign. Phaedra was loved and inspired many people in the recovery and harm reduction communities in Baltimore.
William Miller, Sr.
William Miller, Sr., was one of the founders of Bmore POWER. He dedicated his life to building Baltimore’s peer-led harm reduction movement. He was also an inspiring community organizer and advocate who was dedicated to fighting systems of oppression and working towards liberation. He was loved and respected by harm reduction advocates in Baltimore and beyond. We are humbled by his legacy and will continue fighting for the dignity and rights of people who use drugs.