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Substance Use Disorder and Homelessness Initiatives (SUDHI) Office

The SUDHI Office works to facilitate systems change that transforms the way we think about and address the complex public health issues of addiction and homelessness.

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About Us

Overview

The City of Revere’s Substance Use Disorder Initiatives Office (SUDI) opened in 2016 to streamline the existing programs and increase the City's capacity to help those affected by substance use disorders. As a municipal department,  SUDI oversees the strategic coherence of SUD-related efforts and manages the day-to-day operations of the work.

In April 2020, as part of the city’s overall emergency response to Covid-19, the SUDI and Veteran  Service offices partnered to create the Covid-19 Emergency Housing and Homelessness Response  (EHHR) Program to address the needs and challenges of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. To address the ongoing use, the SUDI office has evolved into the Substance Use Disorder & Homeless Initiatives Office (SUDHI).

We envision a community where every human being is treated with dignity and respect and is empowered to meet their full potential

Our mission is to facilitate systems change that transforms the way we think about and address homelessness and drug and alcohol-related issues

Our mandate is to provide subject-matter expertise and build collective capacity across and within multiple levels and settings 

Programs

Overdose Outreach Program

The Overdose Outreach Program provides comprehensive education, navigation, and support to individuals and families who’ve recently experienced a drug-related overdose. Our outreach team includes a harm reduction specialist, firefighter, and police officer that visits locations where a suspected drug-related overdose may have occurred and provides harm reduction education, overdose prevention training, and naloxone distribution.

Syringe Services Program

Healthy Street's Syringe Service Programs (SSPs) is a community-based program that provides access to sterile needles and syringes, facilitates safe disposal of used syringes, and provides connections to other services such as testing for hepatitis C,  HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections, overdose education, and Narcan (naloxone).

Harm Reduction Services

Health Innovations Inc. (HI) is a non-profit community-based organization that provides nurse-driven “innovative” mobile and office-based health and human services to underserved, vulnerable populations in non-traditional settings.

Health Innovations harm reduction services include:

  • HIV, Hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infection  testing
  • Connection to medical/mental healthcare and  treatment for drug and alcohol disorders  Naloxone distribution
  • Syringe exchange services
  • Risk reduction counseling and supplies to reduce  the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C infections

Contact Info & Office Hours

437 Revere St.
Revere, MA 02151
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11 AM-4 PM  (781) 805-5118 (English)
(781) 805-5431 (Spanish)
For Syringe delivery, call  774-454-6326

Naloxone and Overdose Prevention

The Center for Disease Control reported more than 100,000 people died of a drug-related overdose between April 2020 and April  2021, setting an all time record high. Overdose death is 100% preventable if the people using drugs have access to life-saving tools like  Naloxone.

Medication Disposal

Medicine drop boxes are the best way to safely dispose of unused or expired prescription and nonprescription medication. Unused or expired medications can pose a risk to children, family members, and the environment.

Prescription Dropbox Location  

Revere Police Department  
400 Revere Beach Pkwy.  
Revere, MA 02151

Safe Syringe Disposal

People use syringes for many health care conditions at home,  including diabetes, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and more. The safe disposal of needles, syringes, and lancets (sharps) protect residents, City workers, and the environment.

What to do with used syringes

  • Used syringes and other sharps should always be placed in a sharps container and disposed of safely. If you do not have a sharps container, you can also place used syringes and sharps in a plastic water bottle which you can then dispose of safely.
  • Bring them to a drop-off site (see list of drop-off site locations below).
  • IV drug users can enroll in a Needle Exchange Program and participate in other harm reduction services.

If you find a needle outside

Please call 311 and tell us the location of the needle or needles with as much detail as possible. Our team will find and collect the needle.

Revere Drop-off Sites

American Legion Building
249 Broadway R
Revere, MA 02151

Revere Police Department
400 Revere Beach Pkwy.
Revere, MA 02151

SUDI Office
437 Revere St
Revere, MA 02151

Treatment Locator

MA Substance Use Helpline

The Helpline. A comprehensive and up-to-date statewide public resource for finding substance use treatment,  recovery, and problem gambling services. Helpline services are free and confidential. 

Shatterproof ATLAS. An Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and  Standards Platform.

Recovery Services and Centers

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Get Involved

Everyone has a role to play in ending the overdose crisis. Here are some ways to get involved.

Stop the Stigma Words Matter Pledge

https://www.bmc.org/sites/default/files/addiction/grayken-pledge-co-branded.pdf

Contact Information & Hours
781-629-3923
Health Innovations Drop-In Hours
Tue/Wed/Th: 11am–4pm
Julia Newhall
Director
Nicole Silvestri
Programs Manager
Carrieann Salemme
Direct Service Coordinator
Chris Alba
Harm Reduction Specialist
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