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PAARI National Recovery Corps-Gloucester, 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 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 depts 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 dept. to help build, strengthen, and sustain police-led programs to reduce and prevent overdose deaths and help people with opioid use disorder get into treatment and recovery. This position will be in Essex County Massachusetts to serve as part of a larger cohort of PAARI National Recovery Corps VISTAs, spread across the entire nation, from ME to WA, from MI to AZ. VISTAs will serve with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department’s EMAT team to develop and coordinate partnerships with community-based resources to better participants’ chances for sustained recovery at a critical time as they transition to their home communities. 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. The VISTA will increase effectiveness in creating access to care for individuals with a substance use disorder. Including expanding and strengthening partnerships with service providers, collecting data from program participants, and developing/updating database of available community-based resources.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Public Safety ,  Health . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

PAARI National Recovery Corps-Gloucester, 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  05/23/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Allie Hunter
253 Amory St
Boston   MA   02130
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89601