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Doug Cope

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Doug Cope is a reporter/anchor at WBZ, and host of the daily feature “The Parent Report”, which reports on issues involving children and parenting.

Doug has both a broadcasting and public affairs background, having served eight years in state government, most recently as Public Affairs Director for the State Highway Department. Doug worked in similar capacities at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Before entering state service, Doug was a News Director/ Reporter at several radio stations in New England, including WHDH in Boston, WHYN in Springfield, MA, WJBQ in Portland, ME, and WHEB in Portsmouth, NH.

Doug lives on the South Shore with his wife and two children.

Christmas In The City volunteers help to hand out presents at a recent holiday event in Boston.  (Photo Credit: Christmas In The City/Bill Brett/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: From Humble Beginnings, Christmas In The City Now Helps Thousands

For nearly 28 years, Christmas In The City has helped thousands of families in need during the holiday season.


Overjoyed kids past Christmas in the City curtain drop. (Credit: Christmas In The City/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Christmas In The City Help Needy Families Have Worry Free Day

Christmas In The City’s goal is to create a day and atmosphere where children and parents have to worry about anything.



WBZ Cares: Christmas In The City Relies On Volunteers Only

“Christmas in the City” uniqueness is that it is entirely run by volunteers and no paid staff.



WBZ Cares: Christmas In The City Aims to Help Homeless Kids In Need

Christmas In The City founders Jake Kennedy and his wife Sparky launched the organization when they thought of other children who are not so lucky.


Governor Baker on (left) with Learn To Cope CEO Joanne Peterson (Right), and Mary Ann Frangules of MOAR (Mass. Org. of Addiction Recovery). Credit: Learn To Cope

WBZ Cares: “Learn to Cope” Faces Challenges for the Future  

As Learn to Cope continues to grow, support group meetings held by each chapter across the state are the backbone of helping people deal with the opioid and addiction crisis.


Learn To Cope staffers and volunteers at a recent community outreach event made possible by donations (Credit: Learn To Cope)

WBZ Cares: “Learn to Cope” Support Group Meetings Help Families

Every day, 78 people in the U.S. die from an opiate overdose – 29 from heroin alone. Each of the 25 chapters of “Learn to Cope” in Massachusetts holds a weekly group support meeting, where family members get together to share their addiction challenges, and hear from experienced facilitators.


Based in Taunton, Learn To  Cope Learn to Cope is a support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, Oxycontin and other drugs. (Credit: Learn To Cope)

WBZ Cares: Support Group Leader Finds Strength at “Learn to Cope”

Every day, 78 people in the U.S. die from an opiate overdose – 29 from heroin alone. Today a recovering addict now leads group meetings through “Learn to Cope.”

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Joanne Peterson of Learn to Cope and  Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. (Credit: Learn To Cope)

WBZ Cares: “Learn to Cope” Supports Families Dealing with Addiction

Learn to Cope,”a support organization, based in Taunton, offering education, resources, and peer support for families coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.


Recipients of the Cradle-To-Crayons Backpack-A-Thon Drive (Photo: Cradles-To-Crayons/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Cradles to Crayons Achieves a Major Milestone

Since 2002, this organization has helped nearly a million children thrive at home, at school, and at play


Cradle To Crayons Volunteers work together to fill bags at a recent backpack drive (Photo Credit: Cradles To Crayons/Facebook)

WBZ Cares: Cradles to Crayons Distributes Thousands of Backpacks To Children in Need

For ten years, Cradles to Crayons has distributed backpacks full of books and school supplies to children in need across the state, as they begin a new school year.



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