BOSTON — The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has been named a finalist in the Innovation category for the 2020 Nonprofit Excellence Awards. The awards are presented each year by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, a statewide organization that strengthens and advocates for the Massachusetts nonprofit sector. The Innovation award recognizes a nonprofit organization that has utilized […]
** Please note that the deadline for online applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.** In June 2019, PAARI expanded our Recovery Corps program to a national scale through AmeriCorps VISTA. With success in its first year, PAARI is thrilled to continue on into a second year, and seeking law enforcement partners to serve […]
11 Massachusetts Police Departments Selected to Participate BOSTON — The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has partnered with 11 Massachusetts police departments to utilize fentanyl test strips as a new tool to engage people with opioid use disorder and help prevent overdose deaths. The three-month pilot project, made possible by a $150,000 […]
BOSTON — Executive Director Allie Hunter announces that the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) has partnered with the Office Based Addiction Treatment Program at Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Healthy Streets and AHOPE of Boston Public Health Commission, and three Massachusetts Sheriff’s Departments to launch a Survival Kit program to reduce […]
The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County and the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) are pleased to announce the launch of a new component of the Plymouth County Outreach program, which will increase access to treatment and behavioral health services.
The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) has selected the Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) to participate in SIF’s 2020 “Social Innovator Accelerator,” a 24-month capacity-building program that helps nonprofit organizations gain visibility, expand their networks, and accelerate their impact.