PLYMOUTH — The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County would like to report that despite the ongoing closures and restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, several resources are available to those in need.
“COVID-19 has hit the recovery community hard. Many people rely on community connection to maintain their recovery and COVID-19 took that in-person connection piece away without any warning,” PCO Project Coordinator Vicky Butler said. “The purpose of this recovery-at-home social media campaign was to provide as many free, virtual resources as possible to those who are currently struggling, those in recovery and their family and loved ones. There are an array of resources from things to do with your children to exercise programs to meetings. Plymouth County Outreach continues to assist those needing resources or connection to treatment and encourage anyone looking for assistance to reach out to speak with one of our team members.”
Click here to view a complete list of these resources on the Plymouth County Outreach website.
The document is broken up into several categories, including resources for individuals looking for online recovery resources and tele-health mental health resources as well as a list of podcasts and documentaries relating to recovery.
Several resources for parents are also listed, including ways to keep young students connected and learning while at home as well as ways to talk to children about the COVID-19 pandemic.
As always, the official PCO website also features general information on various treatment options and harm practices, as well as ways to access the services of PCO and their outreach teams.
About Plymouth County Outreach: Plymouth County Outreach is a collaborative of police departments throughout Plymouth County led by the following chiefs: Abington Chief David Majenski, Bridgewater Chief Christopher Delmonte, Bridgewater State University Chief David Tillinghast, Brockton Chief Emanuel Gomes, Sgt. William Schlieman of the Brockton Police Department, Carver Chief Marc Duphily, Duxbury Chief Stephen R. McDonald, East Bridgewater Chief Paul O’Brien, Halifax Chief Joao Chaves, Hanover Chief Walter Sweeney, Hanson Chief Michael Miksch, Hingham Chief Glenn Olsson, Hull Chief John Dunn, Kingston Chief Maurice Splaine, Lakeville Chief Matthew J. Perkins, Marion Chief John Garcia, Marshfield Chief Phillip Tavares, Mattapoisett Chief Mary Lyons, Middleboro Chief Joseph Perkins, Norwell Chief Ted Ross, Pembroke Chief Richard Wall, Plymouth Chief Michael Botieri, Plympton Chief Matthew Clancy, Rochester Chief Robert Small, Rockland Chief John Llewellyn, Scituate Chief Michael Stewart, Wareham Chief John Walcek, West Bridgewater Chief Victor Flaherty and Whitman Chief Timothy Hanlon.