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It's a gray, rainy late summer afternoon, and four members of New Bedford's opioid outreach program have gathered outside the city's police headquarters. They're about to head out on the streets, to search for people who recently survived an opioid overdose. The police officer on today's team is Lt. Arthur Hegarty. He's not in uniform — just khakis, a short-sleeved collared shirt, and fleece vest. He has a clipboard with names and addresses of seven people the team will try to visit. Most of the addresses come from 911 calls reporting overdoses.
Stetson School, an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, is a proud sponsor of the North Central Department of Children and Families Annual Golf Tournament. Stetson Vice President, Joe Allred, participated along with local supporters to support Foster Children and the DCF North Central Area Advisory Board.
In the Expressive Arts program at Seven Hills ASPiRE!, artists of all abilities work personally or as a team to design and create their arts and crafts. This year, they will be debuting their handcrafted items for sale at stART on the Street, Central Massachusetts’ largest art, music, and performance festival.
Coes Park playground opens as nearby Stearns Tavern gets another grant. When the Stearns Tavern in Coes Park opens in the spring, it will not only offer a peek into the city’s history, it will be a place enjoyed by people from all walks of life. “This park and Stearns Tavern are meant to be fully inclusive,” said David A. Jordan, president of Seven Hills Foundation, which will manage the tavern and adjacent playground. On Tuesday, at the grand opening of the playground - in the shadow of continuing renovations to Stearns Tavern - Dr. Jordan made special note of the city’s immigrant community, saying it is vital to Worcester.
Students from Stetson School give back to the community in many ways – and one of their favorite activities is volunteering with the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Since 2011, the Stetson School community has been volunteering as 50/50 raffle sellers – helping both Foundations raise thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations.