Middlesex DA Donates 215 Blankets For Kids Who Experience Opioid-Related Trauma

LOWELL, MA – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan recently donated 14 bags of blankets, totaling 215 blankets, as part of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s partnership with Project Linus and Project C.A.R.E. to provide blankets for children who experience trauma.

Through this program Project Linus provides blankets to all children identified through Project C.A.R.E, a partnership involving the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Lowell Police Department, Lowell Fire Department, Trinity Ambulance and the Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell to provide a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week rapid response trauma-informed intervention for children who witness a parent or loved one suffer an overdose.

Early and appropriate trauma-informed care can help children cope with trauma, build resiliency and help reduce the cyclical effects of substance misuse.

Blankets are also be provided to Middlesex County Chiefs of Police and other first-responders across the County to distribute when children have experienced other types of trauma such as witnessing a violent crime, loss of a parent or sibling or displacement.

Project Linus is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to creating and delivering new handmade blankets to any child who may be in need of some extra comforting. Blankets can be knitted, crocheted, quilted or hand-tied by volunteers of all ages and abilities and are delivered to children in hospitals throughout the world or to any child in need of consolation. You can find more information about Project Linus and its Greater Boston Chapter at http://www.projectlinus.org.

Middlesex DA Project Linus

(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.)

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