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Town of Wrentham to Award Opioid Abatement Settlement Funds in Support of Opioid Awareness Initiatives

July 1, 2024 PUBLIC HEALTH

WRENTHAM — Town Manager Kevin Sweet is pleased to announce that the Town of Wrentham will be awarding Massachusetts Opioid Abatement Settlement funds in support of opioid awareness initiatives.

In 2024, the Town of Wrentham received $46,201 from the Massachusetts Opioid Abatement Settlement fund. These funds have been provided to the town through settlements with opioid manufacturers and distributors.

The funds allocated to the Town of Wrentham will be distributed in support of applicants’ prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery efforts.

Those wishing to apply for funds from the Town of Wrentham must fill out Wrentham’s Opioid Settlement Funds request form. The form will be open July 1 to August 30, 2024 here

Anyone may apply. All responses will be reviewed by an impartial panel from the Opioid Advisory Group formed by Town Manager Sweet. More information can be found on the Town’s website

Wrentham’s Opioid Advisory Group is made up of volunteers who work in the community and provide education, recovery, and assistance. Members of the group include Wrentham’s public health nurses, public safety officials, educators and community members who have lost loved ones to opioid overdose.

“The opioid settlement funds we’ve received from the state puts our town in a unique position that will allow us to allocate funds to those in support of opioid awareness initiatives — including education and support relating to prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery efforts,” Town Manager Sweet said. “We encourage those interested to apply for grant awards from this fund to help us bring additional means of support to those in our community that may be living with an opioid addiction or who have lost a loved one to an opioid addiction.”