Watch the recording of our live event on September 11th, 2021 for the 5th annual Matt’s Mission Celebrates Recovery. This year we made our safe and socially distanced return to Veterans Park in Jewett City. Listen to incredible speakers sharing real stories of addiction and recovery!
Watch: Kelly Barrett & Miranda Mahoney on the Awakened Soul Stories Podcast
Check out the live stream of the Awakened Soul Stories podcast episode featuring Kelly Barrett (President of Matt’s Mission), and Miranda Mahoney (Griswold Pride)!
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 TheDay.com 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 […]
Kelvin Young – February 2021 Speaker of the Month
This month’s speaker is Kelvin Young. Kelvin is a Sound Healer and a person in long-term recovery which means he hasn’t consumed alcohol or any other drug to cope with emotional distress since March 6th 2009. The first time he was exposed to sound healing, Kelvin discovered the sounds of the crystal and Tibetan singing […]
Kerry Bilda of UCFS – January 2021 Speaker of the Month
Enjoy this special presentation on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) by our February 2021 Speaker of the Month, Kerry Bilda of UCFS Click Here To Watch The Full Presentation On Vimeo Join us next month for a special presentation by March 2020 Speaker of the Month, Sound Healer Kelvin Young. Questions? For more information on how […]
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 […]