The Dimock Center Restoring Hope Campaign- Case for Support

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RESTORING HOPE Our campaign to save more lives


A CRISIS IN THE COMMUNITY

OPIOID RELATED DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE AND THE AVAILABILITY OF ACCESSIBLE AND EVIDENCED-BASED TREATMENT IS INSUFFICIENT

Massachusetts has the 8th highest opioid death rate in the country. We have seen the devastation of the opioid crisis unfold just two miles from our campus at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass

Boulevard

(Mass./Cass).

Addressing

the

substance use crisis in our community is more critical now than ever before. The Dimock Center is on the front lines of the substance use epidemic, helping nearly 4,000 men and women each year on their journey to recovery. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial and socioeconomic

SINCE 2018, OPIOID RELATED

inequities that is delaying permanent recovery for many

DEATHS ARE UP BY:

people of color in low-income communities. Right now, it is easier to access opioids than addiction treatment. The consequences of this can be dire.

In Boston, one of the greatest barriers to recovery is the shortage of available post-detox clinical stabilization beds.

There are no post-detox treatment beds for men in Boston.

16% FOR HISPANIC PEOPLE

36% IN BOSTON

123% FOR BLACK PEOPLE

To respond to this gap in service, Dimock plans to create Boston’s first men’s clinical stabilization program.

Dimock will restore the Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska (Z) Building to serve as the future home of our 32-bed post-detox, clinical stabilization unit, allowing us to provide care for more than 1,000 individuals annually. This urgent need to expand substance use disorder treatment programming on our campus inspired Dimock to launch the $18 million Restoring Hope Capital Campaign.


THE SOLUTION STARTS WITH DIMOCK DIMOCK IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION THAT TREATS PEOPLE ALL ALONG THEIR RECOVERY JOURNEY - ALL IN ONE PLACE

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has emphasized the critical need for treatment options post-detox. Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS) is the vital step in recovery that helps to stabilize people’s bodies and minds following inpatient detox. A new men’s CSS will provide 14 to 28 days of intensive treatment following inpatient detox and preceding longer-term residential recovery.

Eric Henderson, Inpatient Detox Recovery Specialist, Former Patient and Roxbury Native

While clinical stabilization treatment may exist outside of Boston, for many, leaving their

I came to The Dimock Center and entered inpatient

community creates an additional challenge to

detox [...] I had hit a low point with my substance use,

achieving long term recovery.

and when I relapsed again for the last time before I entered detox, I knew it had to be my last, period.

Dimock is unique among community health centers in providing the full spectrum of addiction treatment

Battling substance use disorder requires support. No

for women on our campus. Dimock is currently home

one can do it alone. I feel lucky to have had the

to

support of the Recovery Specialists in the inpatient

Boston’s

only

women’s

post-detox

clinical

stabilization program, serving 500 women annually.

detox unit at The Dimock Center.

Dimock has the expertise in clinical stabilization to launch an impactful men’s program, modeled

Now, I am a Recovery Specialist at The Dimock Center.

after our proven women’s stabilization program.

I see people come in everyday who remind me of who I was in August of 2019 [...] But completing detox

During CSS, we help patients plan for their next

marks the beginning of a journey, not the finish line…

phase of recovery, remaining on our campus in a residential recovery home and progressing to our

I wish I had the extra support of a clinical

outpatient addiction services. With a men’s CSS on

stabilization service (CSS) Program after my time

our campus, we are increasing the likelihood of

in detox to help me plan for the next step in my

successful recovery with a coordinated one-

recovery journey.”

campus delivery model.

Detox

-Eric Henderson

Stabilization

Rehabilitation


RESTORING HOPE CAMPAIGN Through a combination of public funding and private philanthropy, Dimock will restore and renovate the exterior and interior of the Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska (Z) Building to create a state-of-the-art clinical stabilization unit on our campus. This is an opportunity to strengthen our treatment model, fill a critical treatment gap in the Boston area, and save more lives. Renovations to the historic Z Building, named for our founder, will save more lives of people battling addiction in our community. In addition to creating Boston’s first post-detox clinical stabilization program for men, this renovation will allow us to move our existing, 16-bed women’s clinical stabilization program from its current cramped, dormitory-like space into the Z Building. Together, our new 16-bed men’s and existing 16–bed women’s clinical stabilization programs will reach more than 1,000 people annually. We plan to completely renovate four floors of the Z Building to create two patient floors, treatment spaces, a community room, and a kitchen/dining room. Our ability to provide CSS on our campus for men and women – in a building located just across the street from our inpatient detox – is significant as it increases the likelihood of a successful recovery for our vulnerable patients.

Our $18 million Restoring Hope Campaign has one goal: save more lives. The Dimock Center is well on our way to reaching our $18 million goal. We have already raised $7 million in public funding from a $5 million state appropriation from the American Rescue Plan Act, $1 million in Congressionally Directed Spending, and a $1 million grant from the City of Boston Community Preservation Fund. This public funding provides a foundational commitment for the Restoring Hope Campaign. We have seen the impact of investments in acute treatment services in our last campaign and hope to build on that momentum by strengthening the path to successful recovery. We are now seeking philanthropic partners to join with us as we work to save more lives.

The Restoring Hope Campaign will allow a total of

1000

Men & Women to access CSS care in the Z Building each year


RESTORING HOPE CAMPAIGN Opportunity for Partnership CAMPAIGN NAMING OPPORTUNITIES As part of our Restoring Hope Campaign, Dimock will offer a variety of naming opportunities for leaders to support our efforts to expand substance use disorder treatment in our community. The naming opportunities listed below are suggestions/examples and do not reflect a comprehensive list of all options available. Dimock looks forward to exploring these opportunities with those interested in learning more. • • • • • • •

The Clinical Stabilization Program Men’s CSS floor Women's CSS floor Building Lobby Kitchen Dining Room Patient Lounge

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Medical Treatment Station Recovery Specialists’ Station Community Room Conference Room Porch Chief Behavioral Health Officer Position

CELEBRATING 160 YEARS OF HEALTH CARE IN BOSTON The Dimock Center was founded as the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1862 by Dr. Marie Zakrzewska. In 1969, we became the Dimock Community Health Center to meet the changing needs of our community. Each year we provide over 19,000 local residents —primarily Black and Brown people — with affordable, high-quality medical and behavioral health care, early childhood education, and family support. With the goal of breaking down barriers to care and correcting historic racial health inequities, The Dimock Center is meeting the complex health and wellness needs of all members of the community, right where they live.


Contact Us: Raquel Rosenblatt, Chief Development Officer 617-442-8800 ext. 1354 | rrosenb2@dimock.org 55 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 www.dimock.org