This week, multiple partners within the Plymouth County Outreach network have or will be hosting proactive, community events offering resources and assistance to those suffering from substances use disorders.
This past Tuesday, Whitman Hanson WILL hosted an Overdose Prevention Training at the First Congregational Church in Hanson. Over 30 people attended and received overdose recognition and naloxone training through the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative.
Yesterday morning and last night, the East Bridgewater Council on Aging and EB HOPE, in partnership with South Shore Hospital, hosted narcan training sessions. Yesterday morning at the EB Community Center, over 15 people participated in narcan training put on by South Shore Hopsital’s EMS Mobile SimLab team. Later in the day at the EB HOPE Drop-In Center over 25 people received similiar narcan training from the EMS Mobile SimLab team.
Between East Bridgewater and Hanson’s events, over 70 people received overdose prevention and naloxone training in just two days.
Tomorrow, June 3rd, Plymouth County Outreach partner, Scituate’s South Shore Peer Recovery Center, is hosting their Drop-In Center session from 9 am to 12 pm at #50 Cole Parkway, 2nd Floor, Scituate Harbor. Overdose prevention and narcan training will be provided thorugh Manet Community Health.
EB HOPE sister Drop-In Center, Plymouth Project Outreach Drop-In Center, is hosting their next Drop-In Center session next Tuesday, June 6th from 5 pm to 9 pm at the New Hope Chapel Church, #89 Court Street, Plymouth.
The Plymouth County Outreach network is a collaboration of all 27 Police Departments, including the 26 towns and the city of Brockton, in Plymouth county, District Attorney Tim Cruz’ Office, the Plymouth County Sherrif’s Department, along with dozens of key stakeholders in substance use treatment, recovery community, healthcare, hospitals, local coalitions, faith based communities, and various community members and leaders.