Addiction Policy Forum Massachusetts State Chapter Hosts #174aDay Vigil

February 8, 2018 | Addiction Policy Forum

kitchen1photo of a young male who died of an overdose at Addiction Policy Forum 174aDay vigil


To honor the 2,069 lives that were lost to substance use disorder in 2016, APF’s Massachusetts State Chapter hosted a #174aDay Vigil at Trinity Episcopal Church on January 28, 2018. Led by Aimee Manzoni- D’Arpino, APF’s Massachusetts State Chair, and Lindsey Messina, APF’s Regional Coordinator, the vigil started off with a prayer and worship song performed by Teen Challenge. Afterward, members of the community started sharing their experiences with substance use disorder. The event then led into a healing prayer, moment of silence, and candle-lighting services. To wrap up, the congregation was invited back for a potluck dinner with community members and representatives from different organizations.

View photos from the event here.

Topics: Events, 174aDay