Latest From The Coalition

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.


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

Blog: ATTENTION PARENTS: Overdose Prevention at the Collaborative Center

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!

Blog: Information on support groups in South Boston: All in one easy place

Learn to Cope:

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm

MGH, Thier Building



Wednesdays, 6 pm

416 W. Broadway, 2nd Floor

(617) 268.2302


Families Anonymous

Mondays, 7:30 pm

Tynan Elementary School Cafeteria

650 E. Fourth St.

(617) 825.8841

Blog: Editorial about overdose prevention published in last weekend’s Boston Globe:

Click here to read

Blog: Saving Lives With Overdose Prevention

Blog: Hope & Recovery Talks Prevention Internationally.

It’s been an interesting and exciting 2 weeks here at HQ. I’m not talking about the planning for our awesome walk to raise awareness on Sept. 28th.

No, I am talking about the fact that we have had the opportunity to participate in a Community Coalitions Round table with the Director of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to present the great work that has been happening in South Boston. Lt. Governor Murray also was present and both men were keenly interested in the new and innovative approaches community coalitions are doing in prevention work.

Last night we were also present at a small dinner at Hope House here in Boston. A delegation from Iraq which was made up mainly of treatment providers were the guests. They have come to the United States to learn more about our prevention and treatment models. It was an amazing opportunity to speak with these men who do incredible trauma work in an area that has historically been struggling.

Qais Alchalabi of Iraq and Paul Williams of the South Boston Hope & Recovery Coalition

Blog: What is Narcan?

Are you curious about what exactly Narcan is? I recently came across this very informative video

Blog: New Web Site!

I want to take a moment and welcome you to the brand new South Boston Hope & Recovery website. Here you will find information on a wide array of issues that the coalition is working on. Also you will find ways that you can get involved and help better your community. We will be posting regular blog updates to keep you informed as to the newest information regarding the issues we face of substance abuse, overdose, and suicide. Please check back regularly.

As this is a community coalition website and it is constantly evolving I invite you to take an active role in shaping it. Please email us at if you have suggestions, topics of interest, or would like to guest write for the blog.

Thank you so much for your interest.



South Boston Hope & Recovery Coalition