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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

Long time Rockland CARES supporter Mary Alexander passed away on Tuesday, October 18th. It was Mary's wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to Rockland CARES. Please make checks payable to:

Rockland CARES

48 Pine Haven Circle

Rockland, MA 02370

"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 CARES is supported by:

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

Rockland Friends

​Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

​Rockland Athletic Supplies

Substance Abuse Treatment Helpful Links


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.