413Cares Offers Resources to Battle Addiction, Promote Mentoring

SPRINGFIELD — 413Cares, an innovative community portal that provides online access for residents of Western Mass. to available resources like housing, healthcare, early education, and more, has partnered with the Greater Springfield Opioid Crisis Collective to help improve connection to available addiction treatment and other services across Western Mass.

This region has been significantly impacted by opioid overdoses, and the goal of this partnership is to help reduce one of the many barriers to getting connected to appropriate services. Learn more and find resources at www.413cares.org/addiction.

413Cares is also the home of a Hampden County Mentoring Movement campaign started by the Hampden County Community Health Improvement Plan and continuing through the Springfield Youth Mental Health Coalition. An ad is currently running on WWLP to promote mentoring resources and invite adults to get involved in mentoring and youth-serving organizations. Visit www.413cares.org/mentoring to learn more about the campaign and connect to mentoring programs to become a mentor or mentee.