Save-the-date: March 4, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront
A sold out crowd of nearly 600 guests celebrated at Circle Health’s Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel raised over $380,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community.
The highlight of the evening was the awarding of three Community Initiatives Grants to support behavioral health and substance abuse programs in our communities. The grant winners were:
- Greater Lowell Technical High School’s “Drug Prevention and Suicide Education Program.”
- The Center for Hope and Healing’s “Ending Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation” program.
- Lowell Middlesex Academy Charter School’s “Circle Health Speaker Series: Healthy Choices Save Lives.”
The evening also included a “Fund a Need Drive,” which will support the creation of a Community Opioid Outreach Program (COOP) led by Lowell House, the Lowell Police Department and the Lowell Health Department.
"Teamwork is vital to improving the health of our community and addressing critical public health issues like mental health and substance abuse,” said Norm Deschene, CEO of Circle Health. “We are proud to bring together the many dedicated organizations and agencies that are truly engaged in improving health. Together, we are connecting members of our community with the resources and education they need to improve their lives and the lives of their families.”