Town Hall Meeting: June 25th


Attraction to Addiction & Resistance to Treatment: What are we going to do about it?

Please join us on June 25th, 11:00am at BC High School.

RSVP to Kay Walsh at 617-308-1154 or

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Got Drugs?

Join us TOMORROW at the District C-6 Police Station at 101 West Broadway in South Boston!

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Family-Friendly Zones for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will have three Family-Friendly Zones along the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route for families to gather and watch the parade together.  Each zone will have face painting, snacks, and more!

This event is free but registration is required.

Registration begins at 12:30pm on parade day at the Zones.

The Family-Friendly Zone locations:

The Laboure Center

275 West Broadway


The Action Center

424 West Broadway

Action Center

The Old Colony Task Force

The corner of Dorchester and Rev. Burke Streets

Old Colony Task Force


Make Your Home a Family-Friendly Zone!

The mission of the Family-Friendly Zones is to celebrate with pride, respect, and dignity.  This year we invite South Boston residents, that live on and off the parade route, to embrace that mission and prevent public drinking in front of their homes.  In order to accomplish this, the South Boston CAN Coalition Parade Team will be giving out signage that promotes this message to any interested residents, thereby extending the Family-Friendly Zones throughout the neighborhood.

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These signs are available at The Action Center.

For more information contact:

Kay Walsh at (617) 308-1154

Tara Doran at (617) 269-5160 or

FREE Community Narcan Training: March 7th!

Brought to you by:

South Boston CAN Parade Team & Boston Public Health Commission

As a safety measure for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, we are offering a free Narcan training for the community: our volunteers, restaurant and retail store workers, and residents.

All are welcome!

Narcan Shamrock


Friday, March 7th, 2014


11:00am – 12:30pm


South Boston Action Center

424 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127

Please RSVP to Kay Walsh at (617) 308-1154

Mayor Walsh: All 1st Responders Will Carry Narcan

Members of the drug prevention and treatment community in Boston, including Kay Walsh of South Boston CAN Reduce Underage Drinking, stood with Mayor Marty Walsh at South Boston Police Station District C-6 yesterday as he announced that the Boston Public Health Commission will train Boston police officers and firefighters to use Narcan — the opioid overdose reversal medication — so that all first responders in the city will have access to the medication. Full story here.


Click here to watch a Narcan demonstration by Sarah Mackin of the Boston Public Health Commission AHOPE Program.

BPHC Narcan

First Family Healing Workshop Tonight!

6:00pm at The Laboure Center. Details below.

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Got Drugs?

Dispose of expired prescriptions at the South Boston C-6 Police Station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — no questions asked.

South Boston C-6 Police Station
101 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127

BPHC Drug Take BAck Kiosks

What is collected?

Prescription medications
Over-the-Counter medications
Pet medications
Sample medications
Pills, capsules, inhalers, ointment & patches
Liquids in glass or leak-proof containers

What is not collected?

Bloody or infectious waste
Aerosol cans

It’s safe, easy, free, and confidential!

Just make sure to scratch off all identifying information on the prescription label.

Community Speaks Out: “Lanterns in No Man’s Land”

The South Boston community is making a strong statement that violence against women is unacceptable. Our community is really coming together with this message.

On August 28th at 7:00pm, Castle Island in South Boston, MA, please join us to be a part of “Beacon to the Dream”.



The increase of overdoses fatal and non-fatal has the community on alert.  The Boston Public Health Department has outreach workers on the street actively contacting our homeless and street populations. The effective use of NARCAN can save lives; the outreach workers have kits and can teach how it is used. They are visiting recovery houses, treatment centers, and all public access spots trying get the word out.

You, the residents of South Boston, need to get the word out to friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers.  Coming from the South Shore is a batch of heroin that has resulted in 5 deaths and multiple overdoses.  If you know of someone who is an active user be vigilant, speak up, and warn them.

Call 911 immediately if you witness a suspected drug overdose.

For more information call: AHOPE (617) 534-3967

Contact person from South Boston CAN, Kay Walsh (617) 308-1154

BPHC Health Advisory 7-23-13


Trauma: A Community Health Issue

South Boston CAN partner, Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) reports on our Trauma Response Team in BACH’s July Newsletter.

See BACH article here.


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