New Bedford, MA Faith Groups Help Reduce Opioid Overdoses


To address the high rates of opioid overdoses, the New Bedford Prevention Coalition reached out to the Inter-Church Council of Greater New Bedford, a faith-based collaborative with a wide range of member congregations. By working with faith leaders to increase understanding of addiction, decrease stigma, and educate them about treatment resources, the Council has taken a leadership role in helping substance users and their families. Service providers and faith leaders plan to continue this unique collaboration well past the end of the MassCALL2 funding period.