MetroWest HOPE expands center to Marlborough

February 6, 2017 by  

MetroWest HOPE, with the acronym standing for help, outreach, prevention, and education, recently decided to expand its drop-in services by opening another center in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The organization provides valuable resources, such as mental health counselors and inpatient/outpatient care, to those who are struggling with addiction and substance abuse.

The first drop-in center was opened in Hudson, Massachusetts at the Grace Baptist Church. The activities, which can be seen on the Facebook page, include peer-to-peer counseling and informational brochures about recovering from addiction, provided by organizations such as Celebrate Recovery and Teen Challenge New England.

The outreach centers were organized by police departments of Marlborough and Hudson, First Church, Grace Baptist Church, and the Hudson and Marlborough Substance Abuse Coalitions after hearing that people struggling with substance abuse and addiction, as well as their families, did not know where to look for help.

A MetroWest Hope volunteer, Kathy Leonard, said:

“They can get a lot of education. It’s all under one roof.”

The new center in Marlborough at First Church at 37 High Street will be opening this Wednesday, February 8, and will continue to operate on the second Wednesday of every month from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The Hudson center at Grace Baptist Church will continue to operate on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the same time.