An inter-agency embedded behavioral health program serving eight communities in Greater Lowell is pleased to share that it has been awarded new funding to address substance use and substance use disorder among youth.
The Front Line Initiative has received $125,000 from the Massachusetts Collaborative for Action, Leadership, and Learning 3 grant initiative, funding from the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The Front Line Initiative is led by the Town of Tewksbury, in partnership with the Billerica Police Department, Chelmsford Police Department, Dracut Police Department and Tyngsborough Police Department. The Initiative helps to provide residents with access to:
- Mental Health Clinicians
- Peer Recovery Coaches for those with substance use disorder
- Licensed Drug and Alcohol Clinical Interns
The Initiative also provides services such as:
- Phone Follow-up
- Individual and Group Recovery Services
- Substance Use Prevention Education/Services
- Case Management/Referral Services
- Access to Crisis Care
- General Support
To access the services, please call the Clinical Support Team at 978-215-9642. The service is accessible 24/7. In case of an emergency, please call 911.
The MassCALL3 grant also assists a collaborate effort between the Front Line Initiative and Lowell Health Department. That program, represented by the Prevention Professionals of Northern Middlesex, provides critical services in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington.
PPNM offers behavioral health services directly to the community at no charge and does not require criminal justice/law enforcement involvement.
Under MassCALL3, substance use prevention efforts will continue to focus on preventing and/or reducing the use of alcohol, nicotine, and cannabis among youth, with special concentration on diversity and health inequity.