Massachusetts is in a public health emergency. Opioid deaths over the last five years in the Commonwealth have skyrocketed. Even though addiction is rapidly spreading, the state has lost more than 500 detox beds in the last decade due to budget cuts.
Addiction inevitably touches the lives of thousands within our community. Taking the lead on the fight against substance abuse, The Dimock Center has remained a beacon of strength for individuals and families who live within addiction’s grip, as we are one of only two remaining inpatient detox facilities in all of Greater Boston.
The Sewall Building is one of the most significant buildings on The Dimock Center campus, housing a critical 30-bed detoxification unit for alcohol and opiate treatment. The building itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls, for over four decades, clients have found new life and strength through the substance abuse recovery services we provide. The decades have taken their toll on the building itself. Its infrastructure has deteriorated significantly and a full renovation is crucial in order to continue providing vital substance abuse services to the Massachusetts residents.Through a full scale renovation, Dimock will not only save the building which houses our current substance abuse programs, but will also expand our detox unit from 30 to 40 treatment beds, providing 4,000 people from more than 200 communities across the state with lifesaving care each year.
Be a Part of
As part of a $16 million effort, Dimock has launched a capital campaign to raise $6 million from individuals, foundations, and corporations. The campaign has already raised $15 million through government support and generous gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, including the entire Dimock Center Community Foundation Board. Will you consider a gift for the campaign to help The Dimock Center restore, transform and uplift the community?