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Local Resources

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline – 800-327-5050

Dedham Police Station​

(781) 751-9300 Drug collection box 

Police Station lobby drop box available 24/7


Health Department ​

(781) 751-9220 Needle Disposal Kiosk available to residents during business hours 

Free to residents ​

1 Gallon Sharps containers available for purchase at $5/bin​


A simple method for disposing of  prescription medications that a person can use right in your own home.

Other Resources:

William James College INTERFACE Referral Service- 888-244-6843 (toll free) INTERFACE provides free and confidential information as well as referrals for alcohol & drug addiction. Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service.

Dignity Matters- Dignity Matters is a non-profit organization that collects, purchases and supplies feminine hygiene products, bras and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, in order to help them stay healthy, regain self-confidence, and live with basic dignity. 

For Adults
Support Group:​


Learn to Cope - 508-738-5148

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street Dedham, MA

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery; meets 1st Monday of each month at the Faulkner (Huvos Auditorium)​​

Other Resources:

MA Available Bed List – can search for available beds as well as other SUD and mental health services

Talk. They Hear You

How to talk to your child about drugs and alcohol.

Dedham Community Fridge - The Community Fridge & Pantry is located at and maintained by Calvary Baptist Church 42 Needham St. The fridge contains food, snacks and resources.

Calm Playlist- A playlist designed to destress people. Whether doing work, traveling, going on a walk or decompressing from a long day, this playlist is calming.

*These resources are listed for the benefit of the community. The views expressed in these links are those of the authors and not necessarily of DOSA.


Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can get involved:

In Person

450 Washington Street

Dedham, MA, 02026

Over the Phone

(781) 320 - 2009

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