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PAARI National Recovery Corps - Holyoke, MA
 
 
 
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 Holyoke, MA 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 Holyoke Police plan to use this position as a Coordinator position that will serve with our multiple grants that address overdoses and crisis intervention responses. 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. Our Member will be a Program Coordinator for our multiple grants that address overdoses and crisis calls and responses in Holyoke. They will help develop case management data, data collection systems and conduct program assessment. The Program Coordinator will also participate in program meetings and work closely with grant partners for all programmatic and financial reporting.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PAARI National Recovery Corps - Holyoke, MA

Program Start/End Date
10/28/2019  -   10/27/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS  

Accepting Applications
From  05/20/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Allie Hunter
253 Amory St
Boston   MA   02130
5082129831
allie@paariusa.org
paariusa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89535


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