The ARC is bursting at the seams…some clients leave before getting help because they cannot find a seat.
A New Home for the Addiction Referral Center
For more than 45 years, the ARC has provided a gathering place for its clients during their recovery journeys and beyond. With heightened awareness about substance use disorders (SUD) and the increase in opioid-related overdoses and deaths in recent years, the ARC has seen a dramatic uptick in the need for outreach and education, referral services, support meetings and one-on-one Recovery coaching.
The ARC’s current leased offices and meeting space at 33 Main Street in Marlborough can no longer meet the demands for more frequent group and individual meetings; lack of parking and adequate space within the building have resulted in outsourcing group meetings to church basements or overcrowded meeting rooms where clients who cannot find a seat will leave the premises, thereby depriving themselves of vital support on their road to recovery.
The ARC’s staff and Board of Directors have launched the Saving Lives, One Day at a Time Campaign to raise $600,000 to purchase a building in the area to serve as a new, permanent home. With a lead pledge of $100,000 from the Cummings Foundation, the ARC is poised to build on the momentum of this generous gift in its quest to raise an additional $500,000 in the coming year.
This bold initiative comes at a crucial time in the ARC’s history. The Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary in a few short years—a testament to its exemplary record of providing compassionate, professional and continuing support to clients and their families during recovery and while maintaining sobriety. Please join the ARC Board, staff and volunteers in supporting this campaign and make your donation today.
If you have questions or need additional information about these opportunities, please contact the ARC Board of Directors’ president, Tracey Gustafson.