Support assistance and outreach for parish communities


Printable resources

* Instruments of Grace weekly support group meeting
* AARPSS Mission Statement


Please note: If you are at risk for suicide or other harm or injury, please call 911 or seek other help (such as a hospital emergency room or doctor’s care) immediately.

Gavin Foundation, Boston area 617-268-5000
The Gavin Foundation is a nonprofit agency providing comprehensive adult, youth and community substance abuse education, prevention and treatment programs. Established in South Boston in 1963, we now serve over 5,000 individuals each year from Massachusetts and beyond.

Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center, Downtown Boston
Located in St Anthony Shrine in Boston, the Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center offers group and individual outpatient substance abuse counselling services, family counseling, counseling and support services for adult children and children of persons with substance abuse/dependence problems, pastoral counseling and Fifth Step work, recovery retreats and relapse prevention services.

Massachusetts Access to Recovery (MA ATR) 855-491-4567
The MA ATR funds recovery support services for individuals who have or who are at risk of having opioid use problems, and who are in need of services to assist them with reentry into the community. The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

Family Healing and Recovery Ministry
All are welcome to join us for prayer, reflection and awareness. For more information, please download our flyer:
Family Healing and Recovery

MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery)  (617) 423-6627
To organize recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, Lynn, 339-440-5633

C.O.P.E. Center, Brockton, 508-580-8700

Learn 2 Cope, 508-738-5148
Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Lowell House, Greater Lowell Community, 978-459-8656

Resources for Families and Loved Ones

Recovering Connections, Boston area, 617-464-8569
Offers support to family and grandparents affected by a loved one’s substance abuse

GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing)
GRASP was founded to help provide resources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of a substance abuse or addiction.

Advocacy and Information

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
Boston Public Health Commission video on how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer Narcan

Good Samaritan Video – City of Brockton

For Parents 

Operation Prevention Parent Toolkit

For Teachers 

Operation Prevention
An initiative by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Botvin Life Skills
Evidence-based prevention programs for schools, families and communities.

New Beginnings
Addiction Prevention Lesson Plans for K-12 Educators