Local Poverty Matters to Address Opiate Addition on Dec 7th

October 1, 2016

The epidemic of opiate addiction has touched many people in our community – either directly because of one’s own or a loved one’s struggles or indirectly through struggles of a friend or acquaintance. Getting people into treatment saves lives. Hear from Kim Keene, one of the founders of the Pelican Intervention Fund, about the challenges […]

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Poverty and the Prison System is Topic for Nov 2 Local Poverty Matters

October 1, 2016

Richard Kelley, Chief Probation Officer for the Newburyport/Ipswich District Court, will discuss poverty and the prison system at the November 2 Local Poverty Matters session. Richard has been a probation officer for 35 years. During that time the job has changed as communities cope with drug addiction, domestic violence, and the absolute poverty of released prisoners. […]

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Greater Newburyport Nonprofits to Post Needs on VolunteerMatch.org

September 10, 2016

Social service agencies in Greater Newburyport have agreed to post their volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org. This website lets prospective volunteers search listings by geography and interest area and gives a little background on each organization posting opportunities. You can register on the site to get periodic email updates or just search their listings when you find you […]

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Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive

September 10, 2016

Child abuse has been linked to babies who won’t stop crying because they have painful diaper rash caused by diapers being changed infrequently. Yet 1 in 3 parents struggle to afford diapers for their children. You can help by donating diapers before September 24. Drop off locations include Newburyport Library,  City Hall and Senior Center as […]

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