Hampshire HOPE expands fight against addiction.
When Hampshire HOPE launched in 2015, supported by a Department of Public Health grant and a charge to respond to the opioid epidemic in Hampshire County, we had one full-time staff member, J. Cherry Sullivan, working out of a tiny basement office. We knew the work ahead was vast. Under the purview of the city’s health director, Merridith O’Leary, this grant sparked the creation of a network of caring community members who teamed up to develop or expand effective approaches to the tragedy of opioid overdose deaths.
Click here to read the full Daily Hampshire Gazette article about coalitions working together to fight against addiction.