The mission of the Lowell Community Opioid Outreach Program (CO-OP) is to reduce the number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the City of Lowell while increasing the number of overdose victims who access treatment services.
The Lowell Community Opioid Outreach Program (CO-OP) is an innovative program made up of first responders and clinicians that brings together public and nonprofit organizations to address the opioid crisis in the City of Lowell. The CO-OP is a partnership between Lowell Fire Department, Lowell Health Department, Lowell House Recovery and Addiction Treatment, Lowell Police Department, Trinity EMS, and Vinfen.
The Lowell CO-OP is committed to reducing the number of deaths attributed to opioid overdose, and is helping its clients towards the path to recovery by bridging the gaps in treatment services. The Lowell CO-OP follows-up with overdose victims and their families 24-48 hours after an opioid overdose, and facilitates access to treatment and harm reduction services for the overdose survivor and supportive services for their families. Children of overdose victims and children who are present during the time of an overdose are refereed to Project CARE (Child Assessment and Response Evaluation) for therapeutic and support services.
The Lowell CO-OP works specifically in the Lowell community by following-up and engaging with clients in personal residences, the local shelter, and camp sites, and offers education on treatment services, harm reduction, and other support services. The Lowell CO-OP also builds relationships with treatment providers and other local resources as a means to best serve the community.