The Charlestown Coalition News: 
Issue 39
November 2019
Charlestown Holiday Night Out
Turn It Around is participating in the first annual Charlestown Holiday Night Out on December 12th from 5-7PM stationed on the corner of Green and Main Street. We will be showcasing some of our finest art yet, and the best part is, it's for sale! We will have canvas art, note cards, and more - perfect for gifts!

Artwork from the, "I Am Resilient," Turn It Around workshop and the 2016 StoveFactoy "Collaborative Workshop" will be available for purchase.
We hope you'll stop by and check out the art, holiday treats,
and meet some of our young artists! Cash or checks accepted only.

Holiday Clothing Drive

Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment:
A voice for the youth

On November 20th, our Turn It Around youth attended the Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment (One Charlestown) meeting. Many of the group's members currently reside in Bunker Hill Housing and have participated in these meetings to voice their concerns and ask important questions. One youth member, Fatima Fontes, spoke about her fears of being relocated away from a community she has called home her entire life. Turn It Around youth will continue to be involved in this process and serve as a voice for all young people affected by the redevelopment project.

Treatment Not Incarceration Panel

This past month, Coalition Director Sarah Coughlin was part of a legislative panel entitled A Public Health Conversation: How should courts handle relapse by probationers living with substance use disorders? She appeared in support of a proposed bill by Rep. Ruth Balser and Sen. Cindy Friedman, that would better align probation orders with addiction science Learn more .

Boston Public Health Commission
Narcan Training

Charlestown Coalition's Program Manager of Addiction and Recovery Services, Shannon Lundin, organized a training on overdose signs and symptoms and Narcan administration for Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins and her staff. The training was in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission.

Turn It Around :
Youth of the Month

Sammy Quintin is November's Turn It Around Youth of The Month.
Sammy is one of our newest and youngest members, although you wouldn't know it from the leadership, maturity, and willingness to help out that he's shown. We're so proud that Sammy represents Turn It Around and wish that we had 30 more kids like him!

-Mswati Hanks (Youth Prevention 

Voices of Recovery
Ty Hunt
Ty Hunt  is sharing his journey in recovery with us this month.

Click below for the full interview.

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