As a Care Advocate and Outreach Coordinator, Steve works with law enforcement agencies to prevent opioid overdose deaths, engage more residents in effective treatment and recovery from substance use disorders, and improve coordination among hospitals, police and communities. His focus is centered on police departments in the Beverly Hospital service area.
He previously worked at Eliot Community Human Services in Lynn, where he was a Peer Specialist in the Emergency Services Program. His role included assisting and providing aftercare follow up on post-overdose calls through Eliot’s Jail Diversion Program located in the Lynn Police Department.
In 2015, Steve reached out to the Gloucester Police Department, following the launch of its Angel Program, seeking help recovering from his opioid addiction. Since then, he has remained committed to assisting others through his work with P.A.A.R.I., first as a volunteer and then as an intern.