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Join Us On 9/11/21 For The 5th Annual Matt’s Mission Celebrates Recovery Event!

Join us on September 11th, 2021 for the 5th annual Matt’s Mission Celebrates Recovery. This year we make our safe and socially distanced return to Veterans Park, at 68 Ashland Street in Jewett City. Free T-Shirts and Narcan (while supplies last)! Win awesome prizes in the annual Matt’s Mission Raffle! Listen to incredible speakers sharing […]

Mother and daughter cope with grief by raising awareness, connecting addicts to services

New Resources for Parents, Educators, and Youth Leaders to Prevent Youth Opioid Misuse Published June 08. 2021 9:00AM on By Jan Tormay, Special to the Times Matthew Barrett died in November 2015 at the age of 32 because he was too ashamed to seek help, his mother, Kathleen Dufficy, said. “Because of the stigma involved, Matthew […]

Griswold PRIDE and Matt’s Mission Launch the Opioid Prevention Campaign

New Resources for Parents, Educators, and Youth Leaders to Prevent Youth Opioid Misuse April 1, 2021, Griswold, CT — Today, Griswold PRIDE and Matt’s Mission launched the “Opioid Prevention Campaign” in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum. The Campaign provides resources for parents and educators to prevent youth opioid misuse.  With the rise in overdoses and […]

DECEMBER 2020 SPEAKER: Stephen Feathers from Perception Programs, INC

In response to Covid, Matt’s Mission will be partnering with Griswold PRIDE and featuring a speaker each month to provide information on various treatment resources. This month Stephen Feathers grabbed the mic to share some information about the services offered by Perception Programs, Inc, such as the Syringe Service Program. Watch this month’s video below! […]

Norwich area providers cope with collision of opioid crisis and pandemic

Griswold, CT –   Kathleen Dufficy and Kelly Barrett of Matt’s Mission were among a small group of local community organizations that met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, during a Zoom roundtable Friday to discuss how they’re coping with what Courtney characterized as the collision of the opioid crisis and the coronavirus pandemic. Check […]

Local Businesses Step Up to Carry Life Saving Medication

Griswold, CT –   Connecticut has seen a 22 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths in 2020. At this rate, CT will surpass last year’s record of nearly 1,200 drug overdose deaths, a statistic that didn’t sit well with Matt’s Mission and Griswold Pride. Overdoses frequently occur in public places, but many businesses aren’t prepared to respond or even identify one. PRIDE […]