Tag: community

Prevention Meets Harm Reduction: How Community Collaborations Work Across the Continuum, Part 1

How can prevention coalitions work across the continuum of care to maximize impact and sustain systems-level changes that promote wellness for everyone? This virtual series will provide a framework for understanding harm reduction strategies by sharing the history and pillars of harm reduction as a social movement and examples of various types of harm reduction strategies. Participants will explore how the goals and values of prevention intersect with harm reduction and how we can work together through community collaborations to address overlapping goals. Finally, we will explore how the knowledge brought from those with lived experience can enhance our implementation strategies across the continuum of care.

CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy for Young People

Lowell House is facilitating a Recovery Coach Academy for young adults. It is the first one of its kind being offered in Massachusetts. We are able to offer this training at a highly reduced cost. Scholarships are also available. 

This rare opportunity is for young adults (18-29yo) wanting to build on their recovery, invest in their future, and become a part of a connected community of peers.

Those interested: go to lowellhouseinc.org/training-programs or scan the QR code on the flyer to apply.

Boston Bull Dogs Run for Recovery 5k

This event will feature a live and a virtual festival of community resources, organizations and businesses supporting wellness in recovery and a tribute honoring those who have been lost to addiction and their families.

SSPR will sponsor up to 4 individuals that are interested in running this 5k!

We are also looking for volunteers interested supporting our outreach table at this event.

Contact Mark Mulhern at 617 645 7101 for more info or to sign up to run.

A Lifeline: Mobile Outreach Services to Unhoused Individuals and Other Vulnerable Populations in Franklin County and North Quabbin

As part of the follow-up to the December 10, 2021, Franklin County/North Quabbin 4th Annual Sober Housing Summit, which examined the safety net that exists for unhoused individuals with a history of substance use disorders, we learned that a number of entities offer some type of mobile outreach services in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region.

The North Quabbin Community Coalition and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region are organizing this session where members of the community can learn more about existing efforts to better support and refer unhoused individuals and other vulnerable populations to available resources and services.

Helpline Champion Workshop Series, Session 4

The Helpline Champion workshop series is an interactive, online space designed bring together current and new Champions. In four sessions, we will learn about the MA Substance Use Helpline and the Champion program and build relationships and skills to support Helpline Champions in their outreach across Massachusetts.

Each of the four sessions will be held over Zoom to ensure the safety of all while we maintain COVID-19 protocols and to allow Champions from across the state to meet, learn from, and inspire one another.

Session 4: Helpline Overview & Looking Forward
Meet our Screening and Information Specialists! Learn more and feel confident sharing about Helpline values, services, staff, and website navigation. We will think through how we want to stay connected moving forward.

Helpline Champion Workshop Series, Session 3

The Helpline Champion workshop series is an interactive, online space designed bring together current and new Champions. In four sessions, we will learn about the MA Substance Use Helpline and the Champion program and build relationships and skills to support Helpline Champions in their outreach across Massachusetts.

Each of the four sessions will be held over Zoom to ensure the safety of all while we maintain COVID-19 protocols and to allow Champions from across the state to meet, learn from, and inspire one another.

Session 3: Outreach Approaches & Strategies
Hear from current Champions about how they outreach for the Helpline. We will examine: What are and where are the needs in my community? What is my outreach style? How can I integrate it into my day-to-day life? Where will I begin?

Helpline Champion Workshop Series, Session 2

The Helpline Champion workshop series is an interactive, online space designed bring together current and new Champions. In four sessions, we will learn about the MA Substance Use Helpline and the Champion program and build relationships and skills to support Helpline Champions in their outreach across Massachusetts.

Each of the four sessions will be held over Zoom to ensure the safety of all while we maintain COVID-19 protocols and to allow Champions from across the state to meet, learn from, and inspire one another.

Session 2: Community Mapping
Community mapping overview and why it is helpful. We will look at: What communities am I part of? Who do I know? Where are the spaces I connect with people?

Helpline Champion Workshop Series, Session 1

The Helpline Champion workshop series is an interactive, online space designed bring together current and new Champions. In four sessions, we will learn about the MA Substance Use Helpline and the Champion program and build relationships and skills to support Helpline Champions in their outreach across Massachusetts.

Each of the four sessions will be held over Zoom to ensure the safety of all while we maintain COVID-19 protocols and to allow Champions from across the state to meet, learn from, and inspire one another.

Session 1: Building Relationships
Brief overview of the Helpline and the Champions program. We will share what motivates us to do this work and who has inspired us in our life.