RIZE Massachusetts Foundation has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Boston Resiliency Fund. We thank Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Resiliency Fund Steering Committee for this opportunity to offer more support to people with opioid use disorder (OUD) who are at greater risk of COVID-19.
We will match the Boston Resiliency Fund grant in full and will distribute a total of $500,000 to organizations in Boston that are simultaneously tackling the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic. RIZE will work closely with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services to help front-line health care workers and harm reduction programs that serve people with OUD.
Much like our recent Rapid Response grants, this funding will support the operational needs of addiction treatment and recovery programs and will help pay for the continuation, modification or expansion of how they can deliver their services. Some funding will directly support the staffing and operations of quarantine and isolation sites for people experiencing homelessness who are also suffering from addiction.
More information will be provided in the coming days.