Plymouth County Outreach- Drop In Center
Community Covenant Church, 400 Pleasant Street, East Bridgewater, MA
January 16, 2020
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Drop In Center Partners:
Recovery Angels with PCO HOPE
- At each Drop In Center session we have anywhere from 5-10 “Recovery Angels”, modeled after Gloucester’s PAARI program. These Angels must be in substance abuse Recovery for 2 or more years and receive specialized training. They are present at the Drop In Center to offer active users and/or their family members or loved one’s advice, support and/or share their first-hand experience with anyone that comes into the center. At each Drop In session, our Angels will act as mentors and “shepard” visitors around the center. They will connect with visitors who are struggling with addiction, connect with them, offer to mentor them and/or take them to future meetings. Our Lead Angel, Shawn, is our go to person who we rely on to mentor individuals struggling and help them find a recovery option that best works for them or assign his team Angel members to a particular visitor.
Faith Based Support
- Our Drop In Center is held twice per month at the East Bridgewater Community Covenant Church. and twice per month at New Hope Chapel in Plymouth. The pastor of each church, Don Olson and Neil Eaton, are also Board Members of PCO HOPE, who have graciously allowed PCO HOPE to utilize the churches to host our Drop In Center. The church offers its facility at no charge. PCO HOPE donates funds through our 501c3 to help offset costs incurred by the church and/or revenue they could generate by renting out their facility on these nights. Our Faith Based Support group is also present (several local pastors) at each session to offer support to those visitors seeking their support system.
- The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) supports local police departments while they work with people who have problems with opioid use. They administer Narcan, connect individuals who struggle with opioid use with treatment programs and facilities, and provide other police departments with the proper resources that can be used to fight the epidemic.
East Bridgewater Council on Aging
- East Bridgewater Council on Aging has representatives to assist elderly visitors who are typically looking for information on substance abuse (of loved ones) and/or who may be suffering from their own prescription drug abuse. Approximately 1/3rd of our Drop In Visitors are age 50-80 years old, which is indicative of this population having to deal with their adult children who are active substance users and/or their grandchildren who are suffering.
BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.)
- BAMSI has a representative setup at a separate workstation who provides Narcan training and, in accordance with the state’s Narcan prescription law, she can give visitors to the drop in center a short training and then disseminate to them two vials of Narcan while at the center. BAMSI, within the state Narcan law can disseminate Narcan to a family member or loved one of a user and/or to an Active user, each whom must sit down with her at her workstation and complete the information and hands on training. We have distributed Narcan to nearly 70 individuals to date (since we opened in November 2015)
Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (BAOAPC)
- Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative (BAOAPC) has a workstation setup up. The BOAOAP team members also work for High Point Treatment Center in Brockton. They are also able to provide Narcan training to family members/loved ones of active users. They have information at their table on all the different treatment options available in the area, including information on Vivitrol and other options. Typically for at least a period of each session, High Point’s Detox Admission Director is present and able to assist our guests who are looking to seek treatment. We have placed numerous individuals directly from the Drop In Center (after seeing the clinician) into treatment, including at High Point in Brockton which is about 1 mile away.
Stairway to Recovery
- Stairway to Recovery, which has an office in Brockton, is represented with a table at our Drop-In Center. Stairway to Recovery provides services to individuals in all phases of recovery from alcohol and/or drug abuse, including those who have not yet engaged in recovery, individuals who have relapsed, individuals in Methadone programs, and individuals in recovery. Their representatives often have been able to mentor active users who visit our center and also help assist in setting them up with a recovery program.
Brockton Champion Plan
- Brockton Champion Plan is an initiative by Mayor Bill Carpenter, the Brockton Police Department, Stairway to Recovery and Brewster Ambulance with support from the Brockton Area Opiod Abuse Prevention Collaborative have created a unique program aimed at getting individuals the help they need. When an individual comes into the Brockton Police Department and asks for help, an officer will ensure the participant is not a danger to themselves or others. The participant will then be transported to a safe haven and will be paired with a volunteer “CHAMPION” who will help guide them through the process. We have partnered with the following treatment centers and organizations to ensure that this individual will receive the care and treatment they deserve – NOT IN DAYS OR WEEKS, BUT IMMEDIATELY.
South Shore Health System
- At the dawn of the 20th century, visionary community leaders established Braintree Visiting Nurse Association (now South Shore VNA) and opened Weymouth Hospital (now South Shore Hospital). Both organizations were founded on the belief that the people of the South Shore deserve local access to high quality health care. Some years later, five physician leaders established an innovative group practice called South Shore Medical Center. They were among the first to move beyond the traditional solo-practitioner practice model, combining their talent and resources in pursuit of better patient care. Today, South Shore Health System, South Shore VNA, South Shore Medical Center – as well as other not-for-profit organizations – are now part of a larger organization called “South Shore Health System.”
BID – Plymouth
- In January 2014, Jordan Hospital joined the Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals and became Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center-Plymouth. In 1899, a group of leading citizens from Plymouth saw a need to build a hospital to serve residents and pursued the idea of “a hospital on the hill”. The approached retail tycoon, philanthropist, and summer reisent Eben Jordan, of the Jordan Marsh Company, and he donated $20,000 to build what was to become Jordan Hospital. In December 1903, Jordan Hospital opened its doors to the first patients and has remained a community hospital ever since. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth remains a private, not-for-profit hospital. Serving the communities of Bourne, Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Lakeville, Pembroke, Plympton, Plymouth, Marshfield, Middleboro, Sandwich and Wareham, as well as numerous visitors to our historic area.
Old Colony YMCA, East Bridgewater
- The Old Colony YMCA serves 31 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts with programs for all ages and abilities, designed to build healthy spirits, minds and bodies. Programs include fitness, after-school enrichment, summer camps, residential treatment for youth, senior wellness and more. All activities stress positive values that enrich the individual, strengthen the family and enhance the quality of life for all members of the community.
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
- Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) provides resource booklet for insight and assistance to visitors to our Drop In Center in the recovery area.
Learn to Cope
- Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Learn to Copecollaborates with communities across Massachusetts to spread messages of prevention, education, awareness, and advocacy. With nearly 7,600 members on a private online forum and 22 chapters throughout the state of Massachusetts an additional chapter in Florida, the group offers families unique support from their peers. Through collaboration with the state health department, Learn to Cope became the first parent network in the country to provide the overdose-reversal medication naloxone to family members at all Learn to Cope meetings. LTC has a table setup at each Drop In Center session and they are an invaluable asset for family members and loved ones of active users who are looking for assistance and guidance who visit the Drop In Center.
Whitman Counseling Center
- Whitman Counseling Center is a licensed mental health clinician provided through the Brockton Area Multi Services Inc (BAMSI).
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are our partners who have their literature setup at a table at the Drop In. Typically, due to the anonymous issue, they don’t have a physical presence but their area resources are made available to our guests.
- Alanon provides support and resources to friends and families of problem drinkers by finding understanding through meetings, has a table with representatives setup at each Drop In Center session.
Hidden in Plain Sight
- PCO HOPE has their own Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit setup at every Drop In session. The exhibit is manned by one of our volunteers and/or BOAOAPC rep which helps parents spot the signs of at-risk substance abuse behaviors. The initiative uses an educational display of a teenager’s bedroom to test parents knowledge of common household items that can be substance abuse warning signs. It’s designed to encourage honest and candid discussion of topics of underage drinking and substance abuse.
Teen Challenge of Brockton
- Teen Challenge of Brockton, is a faith based recovery program with a facility/campus located in Brockton. Typically Teen Challenge has three representatives setup at a table at each Drop In Center who offer information on their program. To date we have placed several Drop In visitors into their intense, 18 month faith based program.
Health Imperatives of Brockton
- Health Imperatives of Brockton, offers support to families and individuals who are struggling to cope with the devastating effects of poverty and violence, individuals who are worried about their health and safety, and parents who may be unprepared for the challenges of raising young children with experience in helping young parents who may be involved with substance use.
South Bay Community Services
- South Bay Community Services provides clinician at the Drop-In, provide outpatient services for SUDs individuals. South Bay Community Services is a community-based, behavioral health care organization offering a continuum of services including adult behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, children’s behavioral health, day services, autism services and early childhood services.
Magnolia New Beginnings
- Magnolia New Beginnings is a NEW partner who attended our last session. MNB is dedicated to advocating for those affected with the disease of addiction, creating educational opportunities to inform and raise awareness about substance abuse, and supporting addicts and their families in the process of seeking recovery, maintaining sobriety, and reaching their highest potential through a new beginning.
- Stonehill College, providing Interns/Others and assistance through Center for Non-Profit Management
- Matthew’s Candle is a group that meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8pm for Grief Support with Mary Peckham, 781-294-1545
Brockton District Court Probation Officers
- Brockton District Court Probation Officers check in with the Drop In Center to assist with SUDs persons with pending criminal matters and/or to be a resource for parents, loved ones of SUDs individuals who are dealing with pending court/probation cases.
Gosnold on Cape Cod, Treatment Center
- Gosnold on Cape Cod has provided addiction treatment services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each of those affected by the disease. Gosnold offers complete end-to-end treatment services ranging from medical detox to residential inpatient rehab to convenient outpatient clinics to extended sober living.
- AdCare, treatment inpatient and outpatient services, advocates for quality, patient-centered programs that are responsive to the challenges of the healthcare environment. AdCare’s range of treatment levels enables us to match the needs of the patient with the right level of care, at the right cost.http://adcare.com/
Spectrum Healthcare Systems,
- Spectrum Healthcare Systems offer a continuum of addiction treatment services across Massachusetts, including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, outpatient counseling and peer recovery support. Spectrum also operates a number of residential programs for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. And, we have state contracts throughout the country to provide specialized programming for criminal offenders with histories of substance abuse.
NORCAP Lodge at Good Samaritan
- Good Samaritan Medical Center provides comprehensive addiction support services at NORCAP Lodge in Foxboro, Massachusetts. NORCAP Lodge provides inpatient substance abuse treatment and intensive outpatient treatment to more than 2,500 patients annually. Patients can expect to receive high quality care in a safe, confidential environment. At NORCAP Lodge in Foxboro, our alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs offer inpatient and outpatient services guided by a team of highly qualified professionals associated with Steward Health Care. Our team is comprised of tenured professionals with many years of addiction experience and treatment, each offering a unique perspective and compassionate understanding of addiction.
Bay State Community Services
- Bay State Community Services provides excellent social, mental health, addiction and correctional services to the South Shore and MetroWest communities. Our website is the first stop to accessing an array of services that may be of assistance to you and your family. It contains a lot of useful information about our programs and how to utilize them.
Cornerstone Recovery Center
- Cornerstone Recovery Center was established in 2012, but its foundation as a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center was laid over twenty years earlier on the sands of Serenity Beach. There’s no monument erected to the memory of Serenity Beach, no placards or signs indicating where, along South Florida’s east coast, Serenity Beach is, and our footsteps have long since been washed away by the waxing and waning of the tides, but Serenity Beach still exists in our hearts and in our minds, in the experiences we shared and the recovery we pursued.
Northeast Addictions Treatment Center
- Northeast Addictions Treatment Center is located near historic downtown Boston in Quincy, Massachusetts. NE Addictions is widely recognized as one of the top rehabilitation and healing organizations in the great Bay State. The facility offers quality, affordable addiction treatment using a proven approach that really works. Individuals are encouraged to come face their addictions – head on, but not alone.