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.
RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, announced today that it has awarded “Frontline” grants to 17 organizations to increase access to recovery services at community-based organizations across Massachusetts.
BOSTON – RIZE Massachusetts received a $2 million appropriation to support its efforts to combat the overdose crisis in the state’s fiscal 2023 budget signed into law today by Gov. Charlie Baker.
The Harm Reduction Training (HaRT) Scholars program provides paid internships for graduate level social work students from Boston College, Bridgewater State University, and Simmons University at harm reduction organizations. This broadens their understanding and knowledge to better prepare them to serve individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD).
BOSTON – RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, is deeply saddened by the latest state data on opioid-related deaths.
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.
BOSTON – RIZE Massachusetts, today announced the election of five new members to its Board of Directors and the appointment of three new staff members.
Opioid overdose deaths remain stubbornly high: Anyone can become addicted — but recovery is possible
By Julie Burns (CommonWealth) IT IS MY HOPE that one day this public health crisis will be nothing but a memory. It has sickened and killed far too many, torn families apart, and weakened communities.
Help us exponentially increase our impact to end the overdose crisis across the Commonwealth.