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December 9, 2019
Mother Jones

Massachusetts Is Trying a Radical But Shockingly Simple New Response to the Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts is changing how to better respond to and support individuals with substance use disorders. The Advocates co-responder jail diversion model is helping to equip police departments to assist, rather than arrest, and connect people experiencing mental health or substance-related crisis to the resources they need. Read this recent Mothers Jones article to learn more.

December 6, 2019
Advocates

15 Families Receive Caregiver Grants Through the 2019 Gaspari Fund

Every year since 2009, families caring for a loved one at home have received grants to help make caregiving a little easier, thanks to the Fred Gaspari Fund for Families. 

November 25, 2019
Advocates

Thank you for coming together to support our 3rd Annual Fall Gala!

Thanks to more than 350 supporters, employees, and community members who came together for Advocates 3rd Annual Fall Gala. Held at the State Room, with captivating sights of the Boston Harbor, the event raised a record-setting $275,000 for Advocates services and programs.

November 19, 2019
Community Advocate

New Jail Diversion Program Garnering Success in Boroughs

Many times when law enforcement answers a call, it is not a straightforward situation. There may be stressful family dynamics or a person with an emotional, mental health or substance abuse issue at play.

September 27, 2019
Framingham Source

Community Conversation on Mental Health Services Available in Framingham

Mayor Spicer held the conversation in order to help erase the stigma surrounding mental health, but also to make the public aware of the resources at their fingertips they may not have known about.