We heard from pastors across the state who were concerned by the growing opioid epidemic, but did not know how to address it in their own communities. We responded by collaborating with Rev. Janice Ford, an Episcopal priest and nurse in the Blackstone Valley, to bring day-long “Spirituality & Addiction” workshops around the state
. After holding a series of twelve workshops—nearly one in every county in Massachusetts—we are reviewing and retooling the workshop with more practical training for spiritual leaders for first intervention for those struggling with addiction. We vow to go with you to the church basements, parish halls, prayer circles, and the places where deep concerns are shared. Please give generously to equip pastors in our state to respond to their communities.