The East Bridgewater Police Department is a “spoke in the wheel” with EB HOPE, a non-profit, 501(c)3 registered with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. EB HOPE was created in 2011 by Executive Director and East Bridgewater resident Susan Silva, after meeting with Police Chief John E. Cowan to discuss ways in which key stakeholders within the community could help those suffering from substance abuse, and specifically to help in the fight against the Opioid Epidemic.
Since then, EB HOPE has grown to include many members of the community, including from various town departments and the general public, as well as many partner organizations and groups within the substance abuse treatment and recovery industry.
In November of 2015 EB HOPE created the Outreach Substance Abuse Drop-In Center, which is hosted on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the EB Community Covenant Church, #400 Pleasant Street. The Drop-In Center was created to help persons who are suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs), as well as to assist the family members, friends and loved ones of SUDs persons. More information on EB HOPE and its Drop-In Center can be found on its website, EB HOPE