We want to thank the hundreds of people who attended the candlelight vigil last night! And to all of our speakers, thank you for being so brave and sharing your stories. It was an amazing night. We were overwhelmed. We would also like to thank the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative. Their organizational expertise, passion and funding supports not only Rockland CARES but many other coalitions and their initiatives. Support from the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office and the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative allow events like this vigil to become a reality.”
What a powerful community! #RocklandCARES
"I've been trying to put into words my thoughts on last night's vigil. I'm just not sure there are words great enough to express the feeling of the night. It was palpable. Holy family church holds 600 people and when I looked around that room, I could count the number of empty seats. That's incredible. There was a moment, hundreds of candles were lighting up union street, cars stopped to watch in awe and together we sang Amazing Grace. In that moment Rockland and Rockland CARES silenced all the naysayers. Yes, we are a town to be proud of. Yes, we are ending the stigma. And yes, Rockland Cares! A huge thank you to all of the hundreds of people who attended last night. It was a humbling experience to stand in front of you."
- Rockland CARES emcee Lindsey Woods
Rockland Police Department
Rockland Fire Department
Brockton Mayor's Opioid Overdose Prevention Coalition
Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office
Webster Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home
Rockland Athletic Supplies
Rockland CARES stands for Community, Awareness, Resources, Education and Support. The group started in 2011 by hosting a Vigil of Hope in front of the public library and developed into a support and information group for people seeking help. More and more families are being impacted by drug addiction and it is often difficult to know where to turn to find help. Our mission is to provide information and support for people suffering from addiction and their loved ones.
Tricia Fallon, Helen Alexander, Dave Alexander, Brian McDonald, Amanda Sandoval, Hillary Dubois, Ed Jacoubs, Nick Zeoli, Lindsey Ferris, Kristin Basford, Katie Weixler, Gail Murphy, Donna Farr, Lee Ann Shea, Anna Dowd, Michael Mullen, Deborah Lehti and Kelly Macomber.
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