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December 9, 2019

Massachusetts Is Trying a Radical But Shockingly Simple New Response to the Opioid Crisis

We’re winding through a residential neighborhood in Framingham, Massachusetts, when the radio beeps. From the back seat of officer Jose Goncalves’ police cruiser, Danielle Larsen stops typing and listens. “Well-being check,” a dispatcher says, reading off an address; it’s outside Goncalves’ coverage area. “The occupant called to say her boyfriend is not waking up. Concerned about drugs in there. Going to get the fire rolling.” Goncalves keeps driving in silence.

December 6, 2019

15 Families Receive Caregiver Grants Through the 2019 Gaspari Fund

Every year since 2009, families caring for a loved one at home have received grants to help make caregiving a little easier, thanks to the Fred Gaspari Fund for Families. 

November 25, 2019

Thank you for coming together to support our 3rd Annual Fall Gala!

Thanks to more than 350 supporters, employees, and community members who came together for Advocates 3rd Annual Fall Gala.

November 19, 2019

New Jail Diversion Program Garnering Success in Boroughs

Many times when law enforcement answers a call, it is not a straightforward situation. There may be stressful family dynamics or a person with an emotional, mental health or substance abuse issue at play.