Support assistance and outreach for parish communities

August 17th, 2022 | Posted by Administrator in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

August 17th, 2022 | Posted by Administrator in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


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National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

Visit the below link for access to helpful program information:

Recovering Liturgies Flier May18

Summer Camp COASA

April 29th, 2018 | Posted by John Lawless in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Camp COASA  (Children of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) hosted by Catholic Charities Laboure Center

Children’s Action Corps and the Laboure Center in South Boston are
co-hosting a week-long summer program for children living with the
stress of alcohol and/or other substance use disorders at
home or within the family.

July 16 – July 20, 2018
Laboure Center
275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
Children, ages 8-16

Morning session includes meditation and reflection and educational support
groups teaching children about addiction, how to express and deal with their
feelings, and how to develop coping skills. Afternoons will be spent on fun
surprise adventures. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Maureen
McGlame at (617) 272-5039 or ASAP. There is
no cost to attend this program.

COASA Summer Program Flyer 2018 (1)

*New recovery support group*

Instruments of Grace – Bringing Christ into recovery
Recovery support group exploring the spirituality of sobriety


St. Joseph’s Church, Lower Hall
68 O’Connell Way, Boston, MA
(Parking available!)

All are welcome!
Christian-based recovery support group but open to all
Coffee and refreshments served –  fellowship to follow meeting





March 7th, 2017 | Posted by DRearden in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)


Care with Compassion: Opioid Overdose Prevention Training will be offered this Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 am at St. Augustine in Andover, Massachusetts. To register, please call Doreen at 617-833-0811, or email.

The Archdiocesan Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services (AARPSS), a ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston, collaborates with various agencies and organizations to assist parishes throughout the archdiocese. We seek education, prevention, treatment, and solutions for the disease of addiction.


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 House, Boston area 617-268-5000

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

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

Learn 2 Cope, 508-738-5148
Lear2Cope covers many towns in Massachusetts. Please go to their website to find the counseling center in your area:

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


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.


MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery), Tel: 617-423-6627
The goal of MOAR is 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.

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


Operation Prevention Parent Toolkit


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