A non-profit organization committed to the prevention of gun violence through education, public awarenewss, effective law enforcement and common sense gun laws. With 88 gun deaths in the U.S. everyday—more than Columbine and Virginia Tech combined—it’s time we start putting lives before politics. We are not calling for restrictions to our Constitutional Rights, but just common sense legislation that will help save lives. Help us prevent firearm violence through public awareness, sensible legislation and support for law enforcement – without banning guns.
We believe homelessness in Boston can be solved. Friends of Boston’s Homeless supports solutions-oriented programs with proven track records that help homeless individuals transition from the streets and shelters to lead stable independent lives in homes of their own. The final transition steps out of homelessness are often the most crucial, and we make them happen. Please join us!
For decades, municipal police officers have been on the front lines of the war on drugs. Until now, they have been solely called upon to attempt to disrupt an ever-increasing supply chain. That meant police officers often found themselves arresting drug addicts as much, if not more so, than drug dealers and traffickers. In most cases, the addicts were only guilty of possessing an illegal, life-ruining substance and they faced arrest, prosecution and prison terms. In the meantime, heroin and opioid addiction has become a severe public health concern in the United States, destroying and often ending lives.