Mission

Our mission is to train, educate, advocate, and provide support and resources to all who are affected by opiate abuse and overdoses for both users and non-users.

S.C.O.O.P. (Springfield Coalition for Opioid Overdose Prevention) is a diverse group of people who live and/or work in Springfield. We are concerned about the increase in overdoses in our community from heroin, oxycodone/Percocet, morphine, methadone, and other opioids. We have come together to offer culturally sensitive support for users and non-users through:

  • Training and education for individuals and organizations
  • Linkages to resources for treatment and other assistance
  • Overdose reversal strategies: how to access and administer Narcan

We are not here to judge, blame, or preach — our goal is to save lives.

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Staff & Partners

S.C.O.O.P. is a community coalition coordinated by the City of Springfield’s Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Coalition member organizations and partners include:

  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department -- Chicopee Jail (women’s facility)
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department – After Incarceration Support Services Program
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department—Community Safety Center
  • Springfield Police Department
  • Springfield Department of Health & Human Services—HIV/AIDS Program
  • Tapestry Health
  • Caring Community Health Center
  • Gandara Mental Health Center
  • North End Outreach Network
  • American Medical Response
  • Baystate Medical Center—Alcoholism & Drug Services
  • Sisters of Providence Hospital – Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program
  • Mercy Medical Center—Health Care for Homeless Program
  • Springfield Partners for a Healthier Community
  • Northeast Educational Services
  • Mental Health Association
  • Springfield Community Substance Abuse Policy Institute
  • Western Mass Healthy Communities

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How To Get Involved

  1.  Participate in monthly coalition meetings.
  2.  Participate at community events such as Prescription Drug Take Back Day, neighborhood councils, BEAT management team meetings, and Recovery Month activities during September.
  3.  Attend overdose reversal (Narcan) trainings and information sessions.
  4.  Support local agencies and initiatives working in areas of substance abuse, prevention, intervention, and treatment.
  5.  Join MOAR, the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

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Page last updated:  Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:48 am