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CASA Monthly Coalition Meeting @ CASA Office
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This group comes together monthly to make efficient use of limited community resources and aims to achieve measurable outcomes in substance abuse and other risk behaviors. These community meetings can serve several purposes; they can highlight a specific issue of concern, draw people together in response to a crisis, determine interest in starting a specific taskforce or enlarge an existing workgroup. Our coalition works together to develop strategies and an action plan that will help make the community less conducive to risk behaviors that lead to substance abuse and other problem behaviors.


Support Group: Those who are Effected by Addiction @ CASA
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

Hi my name is Linda Vecchia, I am a long time resident of Winthrop. Tuesdays @6:30 pm, I will be starting up @ Casa, at their new office at 18 Bartlett Road down the center a support group for those who are effected by addiction. Two Tuesdays a month there will be a meeting on a topic related to addiction. Depending on the subject matter, I will have a guest speaker, information, resources, Narcan information, and recovery coach, available to help you deal with this issue. I am also looking to provide other meetings to focus on recovery, parent support group. I know many who have made it, and work really hard to stay clean and change their lives. How can they help us understand that life is better on the other side? The goal is to help the families, those addicted, and the community. Casa, as well as myself, want to change the stigma of Addiction. You are not alone, you should not feel ashamed, and this effects everyone. The worst thing you can do is not address the problem. Getting help can save a life, and provide you with support for your family. Hope to see you Tuesday night. I will provide a calendar of events, topics, and dates. I am a mom of a daughter in recovery, it’s been a long road. I am also the founder of Friends Helping Friends: Dedicated to Recovery, Prevention and Education of Substance abuse in Winthrop. I look forward to meeting u all, and hoping to see those who came to meetings before. Have a great day.

Opiate Task Force Meeting @ CASA Office
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join your neighbors to prevent opioid addiction.

Winthrop has the 17th highest rate of opioid fatalities in Massachusetts.  The community needs to direct efforts towards decreasing this startling statistic.  There is not an individual or family that has not been touched by this epidemic.  Let your ideas for a solution be heard!!!opiateeventphoto

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