Each year, our office awards numerous Community Reinvestment Program funds to youth organizations, school districts, neighborhood associations and TRIAD programs throughout Plymouth County, at no cost to taxpayers.
Over the years, we have expanded our efforts to distribute these funds to different programs addressing the changing needs of the community, whether it be substance use abuse or mental health issues.
During the pandemic, many of these groups and organizations struggled. They do such great work and people in the community rely on their help. Our office is proud that we can steer these funds to good use.
These organizations have proven through their work, that like our office, they share in our commitment to protect the safety and well-being of all in our communities.
Community Reinvestment Program Recipients were:
Marshfield Facts used the funding to compile and distribute literacy boxes focusing on a parent or caretaker’s use of substances. These literacy boxes will target children aged 3-10 years old and will contain 3-5 books, along with activities.
They are primarily intended for the adult in the home to teach children about a loved one’s substance use.
Pembroke Titans Against Drugs- PTAD
With the onset of COVID-19 and students virtual last year, Pembroke middle schoolers missed out on some presentations with their student resource officer.
PTAD used the funds for a program where the students will pledge to remain alcohol and drug-free.
South Shore Peer Recovery
South Shore Peer Recovery, located in Scituate, created a sober softball league that plays each Sunday and put the funds toward the league.
Anchor of Hull
Anchor of Hull used the resources for individuals and families fighting substance use disorder that need emergency crisis diversion.
They will also use the funds toward a new meditative arts group.
Homeless Improvement Project
The Homeless Improvement Project, located in Brockton used the funding to expand their services to include a shower truck and telehealth clinic.
Hingham CARES funded Johnny’s Ambassadors, a group formed by a mother who lost her son to suicide due to marijuana addiction.
Johnny's Ambassadors shines a spotlight on this issue.
24 Hour Power, Inc.
Susie Lordi and her organization 24 Hour Power Inc., helps those in recovery channel their creative side through graffiti events.
24 Hour Power, Inc. used the funds toward a beautification of Tukis Park in Brockton.
Choices4Teens Mentoring group, based in Brockton used their funding toward a weekly night program offering fun activities for teens.