Tag: recovery

MA Helpline Champion Workshop Session 2: Outreach approaches & strategies/Helpline overview/looking forward

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?

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.

2022 Boston Bulldogs Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute

The Boston Bulldogs Run for Recovery 5K & Tribute was established 7 years ago to look back and honor those that we’ve lost, and to move forward as a community in support of wellness and recovery. Our 2022 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.

Run or walk with us at Franklin Park on Sunday, May 15 or virtually on any route you choose. Results for virtual runners will be self-reported and will close at midnight on Sunday, May 15. Create a team of family and friends or set up your own fundraising page in support of the Boston Bulldogs Running Club (or both) when you register.

Metrowest Young People’s Events Committee

Are you 18-30? Trying to meet others your age in recovery and have fun? Join our Metrowest Young People’s Events COmmittee! Get involved with groups, activities, and events we have and want to have. Our first committee meeting will be Wednesday, March 30th at 12pm.

Zoom info:

ID 8863876 3546

PW 996218

For more information contact Haley Clifford at 857-939-8106 or [email protected]tecs.org

Housing as Harm Reduction: Exploring Models to Support People Who Use Drugs

Register for our free peer learning summit! We will bring together service providers, treatment providers, housing and homeless providers, and others working at the intersection of housing and substance use, to reflect and learn about strategies to support populations who are unhoused and/or using drugs. Through keynote presentations and small breakout presentations, we will spend our time together processing and learning about housing first models, approaches to addressing chronic homelessness, and thinking critically about sustainable models that can lead to long-term housing for people who use drugs.

This summit will take place on Zoom Wednesday, March 30th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]

Supporting People Who Use Drugs: Strategies for Service Providers

Many service providers are likely interacting with people who use drugs and/or people who are at risk for overdose. Being able to effectively support and engage with people who use drugs (PWUD) is vital in our work if we want to help keep our clients and participants safe from overdose and other adverse health effects.  Collectively, there is a lack of comprehensive training on how we can effectively support this population, while being nonjudgmental and non-stigmatizing in our approach. This training will offer participants an opportunity to explore reasons why people may use drugs, how we can assess risk using the “drug, set, setting” model, and how we can design our physical program spaces to support engagement among our participants and clients who use drugs.

Behavioral Health Training: Exploring Pathways of Recovery

When we recognize that recovery looks different for every person, we can better advise our clients. This training will introduce various forms of recovery, from medication to 12-step programs to cognitive based therapies. Participants will also explore stigma around recovery and how to best support our clients.