Monday, February 17, 2020

FM #206 - SAFE Coalition open house and dedication - Feb 13, 2020 (audio)

FM #206

This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 206 in the series. We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (

The SAFE Coalition open house and dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, February 13, 2020. They opened their new offices at 206 Dedham St. nearby in Norfolk. 

They have office space for conversations with individuals or with small groups. They have the “In Plain Sight” display set up in its own room, rather than moving it around, as they have for several years. They have a good size meeting room to hold their workshops and seminars.

After 5 years of working virtually, it is good to have a place to call home.

Here is the audio recording of the dedication and remarks. The order of speakers: Jim Derick, Jennifer Knight-Levine, Rep Jeff Roy, and District Attorney Mike Morrissey. Brian and Robin Hamlin also spoke eloquently about addiction and recovery. The space is dedicated to their son Brian Jr.

The show notes include links to the SAFE Coalition web page, map of the new office location, the Milford Daily News article on the opening and my photos of the event.

Without further ado, let’s listen to the dedication audio, approx. 50 minutes


For more about the SAFE Coalition, you can visit their page

Visit them at their new offices

Download their booklet “WHAT DO WE DO NOW?: Navigating The Substance Abuse System in Massachusetts”

Milford Daily News article on the opening

Photos of the new space taken Feb 13, 2020


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FM #206 - SAFE Coalition open house and dedication - Feb 13, 2020 (audio)
FM #206 - SAFE Coalition open house and dedication - Feb 13, 2020 (audio)

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