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!
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)!
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
Griswold Pride has partnered with Matt’s Mission on a new initiative with Matt’s Mission to make Griswold a recovery friendly community and prevent overdose deaths. Check out this video from Miranda Nagle of Griswold Pride, feeaturing Matt’s Mission President & Founder, Kathleen Dufficy and Mike Minarsky of SNSN Radio. Visit Griswold Pride on Facebook and […]
Griswold, CT – Griswold, CT – In January of this year, PRIDE received a Connecticut State Opioid Response Initiative – Community Mini Grant, from SERAC with support from the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This $4000 grant provides communities with funding to build […]