Methuen Police, C.A.R.E.S Initiative Host 2nd Annual Overdose Vigil at Riverside Park

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Methuen Police Department’s C.A.R.E.S Initiative will host its second annual “In Loving Memory” Overdose Vigil on Aug. 31 at Methuen’s Riverside Park.

In an effort to honor those lost to addiction, the police department’s Community Addiction Resource Engagement Services program will sponsor the evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Established in 2015 by Methuen Mayor Stephen N. Zanni and Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon, C.A.R.E.S provides recovery resources, outreach to at-risk members of the community and family support and referrals.

“It’s an umbrella of providing resources to individuals in need of services for opiates or other addiction-related treatment,” C.A.R.E.S. community engagement specialist Jennifer A. Burns told WHAV during an Open Mike Show interview in July.

For more information on the Aug. 31 Vigil or Methuen C.A.R.E.S., contact Burns at 978-701-7782 or her colleague Jacquelyn Ingersoll at 978-701-8195.