WBZ CARES

WBZ Cares is our public service initiative focused on local nonprofit entities, events, and causes. Each month WBZ NewsRadio 1030 will select an organization to profile.

Through news stories, public service announcements and guest appearances on NightSide with Dan Rea, we will show the hard work and dedication of our local charities.

WBZ NewsRadio has been a trusted voice in New England for more than 90 years and we would like to work with our listeners to improve the lives of New Englanders in need.

If you would like your charity to be considered, please send us an email.

This Month’s Charity

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030 is proud to support Megan’s House. Megan’s House is a residential treatment home for women age 18 to 26 who struggle with addiction. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of residents through a substance abuse treatment program that emphasizes individual dignity, self-respect and empowerment.

About Megan’s House

Megan’s House is a large, newly renovated home located in a residential area in Lowell, which can accommodate up to 28 women. Residents are provided treatment while fostering emotional and spiritual growth in a nurturing and safe home-like atmosphere.

The program offers an environment and structured schedule that reinforces a drug and alcohol free lifestyle. Megan’s House provides a safe place to live and opportunities to develop positive social, educational and vocational skills, in addition to the practice of time management, leadership and life skills.

Their Program

The treatment team at Megan’s House utilizes flexibility, support and outstanding client services to meet individual needs and establish a culture that promotes wellness and success.

Services provided at Megan’s House include individual counseling, clinical services, family treatment and integration, group therapy, parenting skills, vocational training, job skills and placement, facilitating psychiatric services, community service and integration.

Megan’s House considers aftercare placement and ongoing recovery support a vital component to long-term recovery.

About Megan

Megan’s House was named after a young woman who lost her battle with addiction at age 26. Her father, Tim, started the Megan House Foundation in her name.

“Megan is an angel today. She is not in pain. She has no regrets. She is a beautiful girl who in her short life struggled with addiction, with pain, with sadness. She had a child’s heart and understanding of the world. She could make you smile and loved to laugh. She could also make you cry and feel helpless. Because of her struggles she learned to appreciate a small kindness. When someone was nice to her or touched her in some way, she would tell me that people were good. When they didn’t she would say they didn’t understand her, but didn’t know why.”

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