Outreach & Prevention

Street Outreach services include housing assistance, connections to detox & treatment, medical and behavioral health, recovery support and harm reduction.  The Street Outreach Team offers a helping hand in a nonjudgmental manner, closely collaborating with local agencies to ensure efficient, effective and appropriate referrals.

The Health Department Outreach & Prevention facilitates:

MassCALL3 grant Lead Community
  • Focusing On Prevention Of First Use Of Substance in Youth
also facilitates:
  • Fitchburg Interagency Team Collaborative Hub
  • Monthly Homeless Outreach Resource Collaborations
  • Narcan Trainings 
  • Informational Events
  • Prescription Drug Take Back Day with the Fitchburg Police Department'-flyer
  • Overdose Awareness Remembrance Vigil


Housing/Shelter Resources click for flyer

Mobilize Recovery Day of Service, Saturday September 30, 2020 10am-noon at the Senior Center,14 Wallace Ave (moved due to weather)  click here for flyer

Medication take back day, Saturday October 28, 2023 @ 718 Main Street (City Hall) click here for flyer 

Prevention work is funded through two grants awards from MA Department of Public Health: Overdose to Action (OD2A) and MassCALL3. Outreach & Prevention programs are also made possible through the support of The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, City of Fitchburg CDBG, City of Fitchburg ARPA and Commonwealth of Massachusetts ARPA.