Statement from Julie Burns, President & CEO of RIZE Massachusetts

December 15, 2021


RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts, is supportive of the City of Boston’s efforts to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to address the crisis in the area known as Mass. and Cass.  The plan for evidence-based, clinically-appropriate housing combined with comprehensive mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in diffuse locations is the right approach.  Our foundation will continue to partner with the city and state and support the innovative efforts of providers serving people with substance use disorder.