SHC | Greater Boston/Massachusetts Keep Kids Safe Program Set To Launch! – Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2015

CONTACT: Kate Norton




Safe Homes Coalition to launch program in Greater Boston


Partnerships with The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, Learn 2 Cope and Millennium Health; plus broad stakeholder coalition


BOSTON — Next Wednesday, the Safe Homes Coalition will announce a series of partnerships in Greater Boston, marking the launch of the second location of the San Diego-based nonprofit. These partners have assembled a broad-based coalition of stakeholders towards the singular mission of reducing overdose death associated with the misuse and abuse of prescription medications in Greater Boston and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Safe Homes Coalition has joined with: The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, a division of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board as the Community Partner; Learn 2 Cope as the Education Partner; and Millennium Health as the Founding Partner.


Greg Stein, Executive Director, Safe Homes Coalition

Governor Charlie Baker

Senator Jennifer Flanagan

Senator John Keenan

Representative Daniel Cullinane

Representative Mark Cusack

David McCarthy, President, Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®

Joanne Peterson, Founder, Learn2Cope

Michael Caljouw, Vice President of State Government and Regulatory Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

James S. Gessner, M.D., President-Elect, Massachusetts Medical Society

Dr. Edward Swiderski, President of the Massachusetts Dental Society

Maryanne Frangules, President, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

Steve Cline, Deputy Director Field Operations, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids



Safe Homes Coalition program launch



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

10:00 AM



Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House




The Safe Homes Coalition’s Keep Kids Safe Program provides re-sealable plastic bags to real estate professionals to allow clients a tool to secure prescription medications while the home is being shown to potential buyers. This program engages the real estate community, creating opportunities to partner with experts in the field of recovery and addiction services to educate the public about another access point for the abuse and misuse of prescription medications. To learn more about the Greater Boston program, visit