The Help Center is an opportunity for individuals seeking addiction related services of any kind to engage with said service immediately, and without waiting for their turn on any wait list. All providers who participate in our monthly help center have agreed to this condition.
In terms of detox placements, this time of year it becomes much more difficult. Thus far there has been a 100% placement rate, meaning every person who has come through looking for detox has been placed that same evening. While we cannot promise that to be the case going forward, we CAN promise that we will diligently search for open beds throughout the state and will follow up the following day if need be. The ultimate goal still is to place people that evening. There is no way to ensure which facilities will be available on any given day.
There are also services there available for concerned family members. For some, this is all new to us, and we don’t know where to start. The Greater Fall River Addiction Help Center is a perfect place to start. We are staffed by other parents and family members who are dealing with the same situation, as well a by staff who have learned to effectively manage their addiction and volunteer to help others. The best thing to offer an isolated and overwhelmed parent who is dealing with an addicted child is a sliver of hope.
In an effort to increase accessibility, we are also operating a Help Center on 12/14, from 1pm to 3pm. This event willl be held at the new First Step Inn Conference Center.
Information provided by Laurie Godwin on behalf of Recover Fall River
Lunch and child care are provided.
Dinner and Child Care are provided.
Encounter Issues of stigma by exploring identity and privilege.
Discuss how to create a work environment that is open and welcoming to all.
Reflect on how our own implicit biases may impact our work with families and how this can be mitigated.
Create some best practices for reducing stigma in the workplace.
“Lizzie Borden took an axe…
Gave her father 40 whacks…
When she saw what she had done…
She gave her mother 41.”
It’s a morbid rhyme, recited by the children of New England for over 100 years. Lizzie Borden was a woman who gained infamy after being acquitted in the brutal ax murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, MA. The house where the murders took place is a hotbed of paranormal activity and those with an interest in the macabre have been known to travel from all over the globe to spend a night investigating the fully restored mansion.
Amy Bruni & Adam Berry
This is your chance to not only investigate the home, but to do so with renowned paranormal researchers, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry. Amy and Adam were staples on the SyFy network show, Ghost Hunters, for years. Now, they’ve returned with their own program, Kindred Spirits, which airs Friday nights on TLC. Known for their compassionate style of investigating, these two will spend hours teaching and coaching you on the how to of investigation, before taking you to the house itself.
Prior to investigating the Lizzie Borden house, but your evening will begin with dinner in the historic and elegant Abbey Grille. The building that houses this gorgeous restaurant was once the church where Lizzie Borden was a parishioner. What’s more, while dining you will be entertained by world famous paranormal illusionist, Aiden Sinclair. (Featured on America’s Got Talent and Penn and Teller’s ‘Fool Us’)
December 10, 2017 – The Gift
Holiday Pops Concert with the South Coast Community Chorus
George Frederick Handel
Leroy Anderson and others
For ticket information go to the website