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PAARI National Recovery Corps-Scarborough, ME
 
 
 
PAARI was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Dept Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of 465 law enforcement partners in 33 states. The opioid epidemic is our greatest public health emergency and there were more than 72,000 drug related overdose deaths in the US in 2017. Only 11% of people who need access to treatment for a substance use disorder receive care. Access to treatment is difficult for individuals experiencing homelessness, unemployed individuals, low income adults, formerly incarcerated adults, low income veterans, and those with concurrent physical health issues and mental health disorders. Law enforcement officers have a front row seat to the opioid epidemic and a growing number of police departments are motivated to adopt non-arrest programs that connect individuals with substance use disorders to treatment. Members will strengthen the ability of partnering law enforcement agencies to increase access to care & address addiction and poverty through non-arrest approaches. This program will place VISTAs in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. This position will be in Scarborough, ME and will serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs, spread across the entire nation, from Maine to Washington, from Michigan to Arizona. Operation HOPE was initiated in Nov. of 2015 to address the opioid epidemic that was ravaging Maine. Operation HOPE has placed 374 individuals into treatment using various modalities. Our efforts have been accomplished through grants & donations, without the use of taxpayer funds. Every dollar brought in via donations and grants is used 100% for treatment and travel to treatment. Individuals with lived experience of addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are an ideal candidates.
 
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Member Duties : VISTAs will be embedded in police departments to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help more people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. VISTAs will increase ability to serve more people, serve new groups of people, and/or engage in new or expanded strategies. Increase effectiveness in creating access to care for individuals with a substance use disorder. Increase ability to generate additional resources, such as funding, volunteers, and partnerships. VISTAs will engage in developing a project plan for increasing awareness and participation, community assessments, community awareness and engagement, expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers, developing financial resources, developing materials, developing policies and procedures, program development and delivery, technology use, developing data collection systems and processes, and volunteer recruitment and management systems.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Architectural Planning ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PAARI National Recovery Corps-Scarborough, ME

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  05/16/2019  To  09/01/2019 

Contact Erin Buckley
253 Amory St
Boston   MA   02130
9787610106
erin@paariusa.org
paariusa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89409


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