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PAARI National Recovery Corps-East Providence, RI
 
 
 
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI) was founded alongside the Gloucester Police Department Angel Initiative in June 2015 and has grown into a movement of 465 law enforcement partners in 33 states. The opioid epidemic is our country’s 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 particularly 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 of our National Recovery Corps will strengthen the ability of partnering law enforcement agencies to increase access to care and 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 East Providence, RI 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. The RI HOPE Initiative is a statewide outreach strategy involving all thirty-nine 39 communities in Rhode Island. Individuals with lived experience with addictions, including those who are personally in recovery, are ideal candidates for these service positions.
 
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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 : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation 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 working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PAARI National Recovery Corps-East Providence, RI

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2019  To  09/01/2019 

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

Listing ID 89420


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