P.A.A.R.I. will honor the first class of AmeriCorps members to serve in the groundbreaking program that allowed them to serve as resources for police departments supporting recovery initiatives in their communities.
Each month, our team of PAARI AmeriCorps Member share a short write up of the month’s activities. We’re pleased to share Tyshaun Perryman’s June 2018.
GLOUCESTER — Executive Director Allie Hunter McDade is pleased to announce that five Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) recovery coaches have been sworn in as AmeriCorps members to contribute to the Boston Police Department’s addiction and recovery efforts.
Recovery Coach, AmeriCorps member, mother of six, partner, mentor, friend: Tracey Drimer has endless amounts of energy and enthusiasm that she owes to her passion for helping others, as well as coffee – and lots of it.
Just two months after enhancing its drug recovery efforts through its Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.)/AmeriCorps Unit, the Burlington Police Department is already reporting meaningful results.
P.A.A.R.I. will receive a three-year grant from the Massachusetts Service Alliance that will place 25 AmeriCorps members into service at police departments.