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.
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
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!!
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
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.
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
Are you a concerned parent interested in a free opiate overdose prevention training? Call the South Boston Collaborative Center at (617) 534.9500 to schedule a Friday appointment. Ask for Susanna Cooper. Would you rather receive a free training at home? Call (617) 212.5610. Ask for Sarah Mackin. Fatal overdoses are happening all too frequently in our community. While our new initiative focuses on parents of active users in South Boston, these trainings are not exclusive. Get the free education and save a life!