Outreach & Prevention

Street Outreach services include housing assistance, connections to detox & treatment, medical and behavioral health, recovery support and harm reduction.  The Street Outreach Team offers a helping hand in a nonjudgmental manner, closely collaborating with local agencies to ensure efficient, effective and appropriate referrals.

The Health Department Outreach & Prevention facilitates:

  • Goal to Reduce Overdose Deaths in Homeless At Risk For Overdose
MassCALL3 grant Lead Community
  • Focusing On Prevention Of First Use Of Substance in Youth
also facilitates:
  • Fitchburg Interagency Team Collaborative Hub
  • Monthly Homeless Outreach Resource Collaborations
  • Narcan Trainings 
  • Informational Events
  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day with the Fitchburg Police Department'-flyer
  • Overdose Awareness Remembrance Vigil


Housing/Shelter Resources click for flyer

Prescription take back day & Clothing Drive, Saturday April 22, 10AM-noon @ City Hall on Main Street click to see flyer

Senior Safety Day-Wednesday April 26th 10:30-11:30 AM click to see flyer

Prevention work is funded through two grants awards from MA Department of Public Health: Overdose to Action (OD2A) and MassCALL3. Outreach & Prevention programs are also made possible through the support of The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, City of Fitchburg CDBG, City of Fitchburg ARPA and Commonwealth of Massachusetts ARPA.