Latest From The Coalition

Blog: First Annual South Boston Day of Wellness

We are so excited to be promoting the 8 Dimensions of wellness! Please save the date May 31 2014. From 11am-1pm members of Hope & Recovery will be at the Boston Athletic Club on Summer St. Boston Ma promoting 8 Dimensions of wellness.

Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships

Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being

Financial–Satisfaction with current and future financial situations

Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work

Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep

Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Spiritual—Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life

Professionals from fitness, mental health, financial advising, and spiritual practices will be present to lead activities and discussions about wellness in these areas. Recovery and Prevention mean so much more than just keeping people alive. Come celebrate wellness recovery and prevention with us! Join our fb event!

https://www.facebook.com/events/450312571778953/

Blog: April 1 Youth Ambassadors Community Dialogue

The South Boston Hope and Recovery Coalition is excited to be supporting the Youth Ambassadors as they engage the South Boston Community in a dialogue between youth and adults around the issues of mental health, wellness, substance abuse, and more. Please don’t miss this exciting opportunity to open up honest and respectful discussion between today and tomorrow’s leaders!

Tuesday April 1, 2014 at 6pm

At: The Boys and Girls Club , 230 West Sixth Street South Boston, MA 02127 

Blog: Recovery Health Fair

Blog: February Coalition Meeting

We are trying to gauge interest in having Joanne Peterson, founder of Learn 2 Copestart a meeting here in South Boston.

We are asking anybody who is interested in becoming a Learn2Cope facilitator to attend the next Hope & Recovery Coalition meeting on February 20th  5pm at the South Boston Health Center – the coalition is serving only as a connector to Joanne. Once Joanne has trained community members on the format of the meeting she turns them over to the community facilitators.  It should be made clear that the Learn 2 Cope has no affiliation withthe Hope & Recovery Coalition it is a standalone 501 C 3 organization.

Blog: New Year’s Eve Alkathon

District 11 is not hosting a New Year’s Eve Alkathon, but there is one near by in Quincy MA. 6pm December 31- 6pm January 1 at the Knights of Columbus: 350 Hancock St. Quincy MA

Blog: Free Viewing of “The Anonymous People”

Please come join us at the Walsh Center, 535 East Broadway on Wed. January 15 at 5:45pm for a free viewing of “The Anonymous People”.

This powerful documentary aims  ”to change the addiction conversation from problems to SOLUTIONS. An independent feature documentary about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions.”

Light refreshments will be available, and this event is free and open to the public. We would love to see you there!!

 

Blog: December Coalition Meeting

South Boston Hope and Recovery Coalition Meeting
December 11, 6pm South Boston Community Health Center (counseling side)
386 West Broadway on the second floor. Any and all are welcome!

Blog: Narcan Training October 29, 2013

Please join Hope and Recovery Prevention Specialist Genevieve Nave and City of Boston Overdose Prevention Specialist Berto Sanchez for an evening of skills and knowledge on overdose prevention. The event will be held at the South Boston Collaborative Center, 8 Reverend Burke St. South Boston MA

Blog: HOPE & RECOVERY 3rd Annual Overdose Vigil & Remeberance Walk

South Boston Hope & Recovery’s 3rd Annual Overdose Vigil & Remberabce Walk will be held September 12th. The 3rd annual Overdose Vigil and Remeberance Walk will start at mother’s nest on Carson Beach and finish at the Band stand at Farragut park. We will start at 5:30pm with infomational boths and awareness packets being handed out at mother’s nest, then we will precede to the bandstand at Farrugut park for the ceremony. If you have a family member or loved one you would like to include for the reading of names and memorial photo slide show Please contact Keith at (617) 534-9500 or go to our facebook home page. (South Boston Hope & Recovery) All Names and photos must be in by Sept. 9th. I look forward to seeing everyone one this year for a time of rememberance and healing.

Blog: HEALTH ADVISORY

The Boston Public Health Commission is concerned about an increase in heroin drug overdoses in recent days.

Preliminary testing indicates that impure heroin may be available on the streets.  If you witness a suspected overdose please call 911 immediately!

South Boston Hope and Recovery is sponsoring a Narcan Overdose Prevention training at the Tierney Center in Old Colony on Monday July 29th at 6pm.  For more information, call 617-534-9500