Worcester Goes Purple to Fight Substance Abuse

The Worcester County Commissioners join with Debbie Smullen, the Worcester Goes Purple event coordinator for the Board of Education (BOE), team partners from the BOE, Atlantic General Hospital, Health Department, Worcester County Warriors Against Opioid Addiction, and Senator Mary Beth Carozza’s office to proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple as part of National Recovery Month (photo courtesy of Worcester County)

Worcester County this week launched a new campaign to fight substance abuse.

Worcester Goes Purple (WGP) is an awareness project to engage the community in preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy life choices. The project is inspired by the THP Project Purple, an initiative of The Herren Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, to assist individuals and families struggling with addiction.

WGP is an initiative supported by Worcester County Public Schools, Worcester County Health Department, Atlantic General Hospital, and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. WGP welcomes partnerships with community organizations and businesses who support their mission. Funding is being made possible through the participating agencies, the Heroin and Opioid Policy Development Grant, and donations from the Worcester County community.

Visit Worcester Goes Purple for more information.

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