Statement from Julie Burns, President & CEO of RIZE Massachusetts

August 25, 2023


RIZE Massachusetts, an independent nonprofit foundation solely dedicated to funding and creating solutions to end the overdose crisis, is supportive of the City of Boston’s renewed efforts to address the humanitarian crisis that has persisted in the area known as Mass. and Cass. It is crucial to collaborate on a balanced, humanistic approach with multiple resources that prioritize support and treatment for the many individuals who are challenged by substance use disorder, mental health issues and homelessness. Our foundation will continue to work with our city, state and community-based partners on solutions that will lead to brighter days for people on the pathway to recovery.