News

Whittier Street Health Center has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to implement Moms Do Care- Hiring Recovery Coaches

  • March 19, 2019

Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to implement Moms Do Care, a free program providing services for pregnant and parenting women (PPW) with opioid use disorder (OUD). WSHC has been awarded $1 million, over two years, for this initiative. Funding for Moms Do Care is provided by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services.

Historically, Roxbury has among the highest rates of infants born with low birth weights and infant mortality (compared to other Boston neighborhoods.) The goal of Moms Do Care at Whittier is to increase the number of healthy births by assisting women who are pregnant and parenting young children while living with an OUD. Historically, Roxbury has among the highest rates of infants born with low birth weights and infant mortality (compared to other Boston neighborhoods.) The goal of Moms Do Care at Whittier Street is to increase the number of healthy births by assisting women who are pregnant and parenting young children while living with an OUD. Whittier is currently recruiting FEMALE Recovery Coaches with LIVED EXPERIENCE. Please contact Christine Pajarillo, LICSW, Director of Behavioral Health at 617 989 3212.