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Media Relations

Victory Programs welcomes inquiries from the media. As leaders in helping individuals and families stabilize and move on from crisis our expert staff can provide nuanced perspectives regarding a broad spectrum of challenges such as addressing homelessness and community health concerns like substance use disorder, STIs, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and food and nutritional justice.

To speak with one of our staff experts please contact:
Joy Mosenfelder
Communications Manager
617-541-0222 x646
jmosenfelder@vpi.org

Media Alert

This year for Overdose Awareness Day, Victory Programs’ Mobile Prevention Team Dispenses Highly Effective Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone (Narcan) and Offers Syringe Exchange Services for Community Members in South Boston’s Newmarket Square
What: Victory Programs’ Mobile Prevention Team offers monthly drop-in services and street outreach (established February 2018) in hard-hit South Boston Newmarket Neighborhood.
When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Victory Programs Administrative Offices, 965 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Please click here for more details.

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ADVOCATES FORM COALITION TO SUPPORT SUPERVISED CONSUMPTION SITES IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS

Supervised Consumption Sites (SCSs) offer a harm reduction approach to the current opioid epidemic and have been demonstrated to significantly reduce overdose deaths in cities that have established them. Please click here to read more. 

CELEBRATE JONATHAN! VICTORY PROGRAMS’ THROWS FOUNDER & PRESIDENT EMERITUS A REGAL RETIREMENT PARTY
On Thursday, May 30, Victory Programs bid farewell to Founder & President Emeritus, Jonathan Scott, with a celebration to honor his 43 years of leadership, advocacy, and service to some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the Greater Boston area. Please click here to read more.

FATHER/DAUGHTER PHOTOGRAPHERS TEAM UP TO MAKE MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL AT FAMILY SHELTER
Mother’s Day is a big deal at Victory Programs’ three family shelters; Chamblet, Portis, and ReVision Family Homes. Every year, shelter staff organize a fun day of activities for families living in the shelters to kick-off Mother’s Day weekend. Please click here to read more.

VICTORY PROGRAMS’ 28th ANNUAL DINNERFEST RED PARTY + AUCTION RAISES THE BAR, AGAIN
For the 4th year in a row, Victory Programs’ annual Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction sets another fundraising recovery for vital health, housing, and prevention services. Please click here to read more.

CITIZENS TAKE ACTION AT FIRST EVER HEP C DAY ON THE HILL
In the midst of the opioid crisis, another, closely-related but often overlooked epidemic is quietly taking its toll. Hepatitis C, a blood-borne, viral infection that attacks the liver and can live in the body undetected for years, is on the rise amoung young, injection drug users. Please click here to read more.

VICTORY PROGRAMS AND BANK OF AMERICA: BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP BEYOND FUNDING
Often, when we talk about partnerships between corporations and non-profits, what we are really referring to is the financial relationship of corporate grants and sponsorships. More and more often, however, corporate donors are looking for opportunities to build meaningful relationships with the organizations they support beyond funding. Please click here to read more.

SUMMER SPORTS TEA DANCE – BOSTON LGBTQ SPORTS “SUPER HEROES” SAVE THE DAY FOR VICTORY
Victory Programs once again teamed up with dbar and FLAG Flag Football to host the hottest fundraising event of the summer raising nearly $17,000 for hope, health and housing! Please click here to read more.

VICTORY PROGRAMS PARTNERS WITH ORGANIZERS OF THE BOSTON ANARCHO PUNK FEST
Christopher Richard, Project Coordinator of Victory Programs’ Drug User Health Project, gave presentations on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using the highly-effective overdose reversal drug, naloxone (Narcan) on Sunday, August 20 and Monday, August 21, 2017 during the Boston Anarcho Punk Fest. Please click here to read more.

VICTORY PROGRAMS OPENS DOORS TO “NEW JOELYN’S HOME” 2 ½ YEARS AFTER BRIDGE CLOSING
Governor Charlie Baker to Attend Victory Programs’ New Joelyn’s Grand Opening on May 18th. Please click here to read the full media alert. Please click here for Quick Facts about the project.