The Charlestown Coalition News: 
Issue 28
December 2018
A Holiday Stroll Success!

Des pite the frigid temperatures, this year's Holiday Stroll, held on Saturday, December 8th, turned out to be a great success.  It was a great opportunity for many local businesses  to promote their products and a wonderful chance for family and friends to celebrate the holiday season together.
Turn It Around also had a great time fundraising our 2019 calendar, Turn It Around promotional items, and of course, professional printed photos of families and children with Santa!

CHART Celebration

The Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court (BMC) and its Probation Department, which established the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Treatment (CHART) Program in partnership with the Charlestown Coalition, has been in full operation since 
May of 2013.

CHART is a specialized court session which assists individuals on probation who have been diagnosed with chronic Substance Use Disorders. These individuals voluntarily participate in court-stipulated drug treatment and supervision as an alternative to incarceration. On December 19th, we celebrated two men, Orlando Ambert and David Couto, who successfully completed the program. Our thanks to the collaborative effort from so many providers and court officers who work tirelessly to make this program a success. A special thank you to the Superintendent of the Suffolk County House of Corrections, Yolanda Smith, who gave a heart-felt key-note address to the celebrants and active CHART participants. 

We are so inspired by Orlando's and David's commitment, determination, and tenacity. We wish them all the best as they continue along their journeys.  

"Let Peace Begin With Me"
2019 Turn It Around Calendars
Looking for a way to give back to the community?  The official 2019
Turn It Around  calendar is now available for a $10-$20 donation. 

This year's theme is  "Let Peace Begin With Me," and who better than our Turn It Around youth to help us cultivate peace? Message us for details on how to get your calendar, while donating to our awesome community youth group. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Turn It Around :
Youth of the Month
Melissa S.
Melissa  is our December  Turn It Around Youth of the Month."Since joining Turn It Around this past year, Melissa has been a very positive and upbeat influence among her peers . She is very helpful and loves to make people laugh -she's also exceptional when it comes to fundraising on behalf of the group."

-Ginaya Greene Murray

Voices of Recovery
Nicole Bourgeois
Nicole Bourgeois is sharing her journey in recovery with us this month.

Click below for the full interview.

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