BOSTON – RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, remains steadfast in our mission in response to the latest state data on opioid-related deaths.
RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation solely dedicated to funding and creating solutions to end the overdose crisis, today announced that Doris Kraemer of Learn to Cope has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
“Mass. and Cass is not just a Boston problem” Letter to the Editor from Julie Burns, President & CEO of RIZE Massachusetts
By Julie Burns (Boston Globe) In Danny McDonald’s report on the progress that has been made regarding the convergence of homelessness, substance use disorder, and mental health challenges near the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, the key word is “partner”.
Together We RIZE, created to mark the organization’s fifth anniversary, supports initiatives that will bolster the behavioral health workforce, build up harm reduction services and boost access and equity. Each recipient has received a one-year grant ranging from $98,000 to $100,000.
By Julie Burns (Boston Globe) Nowhere in New England is the opioid crisis more visible than at Boston’s intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, even months after the area was cleared of tents.
Meth use poses rising threat in Massachusetts: Report cites need for more harm reduction tactics for stimulant use
(CommonWealth) THE SCOURGE of opioid addiction has made headlines for years, as state policymakers aim to reduce the epidemic of overdose deaths. Less noticed – but still highly dangerous – is the growing use of stimulant drugs, like cocaine and methamphetamines.
By Julie Burns (Boston Herald) While Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s plan for addressing the humanitarian crisis at “Mass and Cass” puts people with addiction first and thus is a good start, its success will depend upon providing the right type of services.
(AP) Boston declared addiction and homelessness a public health emergency on Tuesday, a move that will help the city clear a sprawling homeless camp at the epicenter of the city’s opioid crisis.
‘There is an urgency’: Janey unveils Mass. and Cass plan as city declares addiction and homelessness a public health crisis
(Boston Globe) Boston officials on Tuesday suggested they are preparing to remove the sprawling encampment of tents that has sprung up near Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard, the heart of the city’s addiction and homelessness crisis.
The effort eases a nuisance, but doesn’t solve the growing problems of addiction and drug use on city streets.An unusual program has cleaned up hundreds of thousands of discarded needles in Boston by buying them from homeless people who collect them from streets and...
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