The Charlestown Coalition News: 
Issue 25
September 2018
Thank You For Your Partnership

We also would like to thank everyone who came out to see the documentary "RUNNIN'" on September 19 th at the Charlestown Knights of Columbus.

View the documentary by  clicking here.

10th Annual
Charlestown Candlelight Vigil
The 10 th  Annual Charlestown Candlelight Vigil took place on Saturday, September 22 nd , at Hayes Square, with residents gathering to remember those who have lost their battle with substance use.
One hundred fifty-one names were read and included on the heartrending video. The Turn It Around youth passed out candles and read the names of those who have passed. Though emotions overwhelmed many who gathered, it was a night the community came together with the same goal in mind--ending the opioid crisis and preventing deaths caused by overdose. 

(Coalition staff L-R, Phenice Zawatsky, Sarah Coughlin, Shannon Lundin, Ginaya Greene Murray with Turn It Around youth)

 Happy Anniversary MGH Charlestown
MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center recently celebrated their 50th year anniversary! 

Hear 50 voices share what MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center means to them in this collective story narrative, celebrating where the Charlestown MGH HealthCare Center has been and where the community continues to grow together. We are Charlestown!

Happy Anniversary MGH Charlestown

Book Launching Celebrations

Catch A Game!
Looking to cheer on our Charlestown youth at a local high school game? Click here for the Charlestown High School home games schedule.
Turn It Around :
Youth of the Month
Melvin Jones Jr.
Melvin Jr. is our September Turn It Around Youth of the Month."Melvin Jr. is a leader among his peers. He's shown tremendous growth and maturity since joining the group in 2015. We are so happy to still have Melvin be part of the group!"

-Ginaya Greene Murray

Voices of Recovery
Alfred Jones
Alfred Jones is sharing his journey in recovery with us this month.

Click below for the full interview.

Coalition Site Update!
We continually measure the impact of our programs and initiatives with the support of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement's Evaluation Team. These data reports can now be viewed on our website at

Get Connected, Stay Informed
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