This session shares my conversation with Jim Derick and Jennifer Levine of the SAFE Coalition. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.
We walked through the development of the Coalition from the first meeting at FHS through to the evolution to where they are now, with a facility in Norfolk and Jen in the role of Executive Director. From what was truly a ‘coalition’ of stakeholders volunteering and making things happen to the newly evolved Board and Executive Director non-profit format to better accomplish their service delivery. And they are continuing to adjust during this pandemic.
Among the topics covered:
- Recovery is a journey
- Vaping and addiction cessation
- Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- FHS high school peer-to-peer group
- Newsletter monthly
- Fundraising begins in earnest to support the new delivery model
SAFE Coalition, www.safecoalitionma.org, Franklin, 508-488-8105
Turning Point Recovery Center, Walpole (508) 668-3960
Wayside Youth and Family Support, www.waysideyouth.org, Milford, 508-478-6888
Riverside Community Care, www.riversidecc.org, Milford, 800-294-4665
Techtogether.co This resource highlights support programs online nationwide
Learn 2 Cope parent peer-to-peer support firstname.lastname@example.org
Road 2 Recovery - 12 step meeting for parents and loved ones contact Jim Derick email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Franklin Public Schools Substance Abuse Taskforce https://www.franklinps.net/district/substance-abuse-education
SAFE Coalition supports:
- Peer to Peer mentorship
- Peer to Peer parent mentorship
- Zoom Group Programming:
- Mondays: Learn2Cope
- Wednesdays: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Wednesdays: 12 Step for Parents of those with children who are living with an addiction
- Saturdays: Parents general support group
- Grief Counselor
- Section 35 aid
- Narcan Training
- Narcan Dispensing
- Medication Disposal
- Vaping education program in partnership with Stanford University
- Direct clinical counseling in partnership with Wayside Youth and Family Support Systems
- Referrals to all levels of substance use and mental health treatment
- One on One care planning
- Public and Private Consulting
- Support Line: 508-488-8105
*All services are free of charge. Donations accepted.
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