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Screening of “The Anonymous People” – Wed Jan 20 at 7pm HHS

the anonymous people

Hopkinton’s Director of Youth and Family Services, Denise Hildreth, is also the head of Hopkinton Organizing for Prevention (HOP):  A community-wide collaboration in preventing substance use and abuse. The group’s mission: To provide substance abuse prevention, resources, and education for the purpose of promoting well-being and resilience for all Hopkinton community members.  As part of the ongoing work of HOP, Denise will be hosting a film screening of The Anonymous People on Wednesday, January 20 from 7-9PM in the High School Auditorium.  This documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery aims to de-stigmatize the hard work of recovery and reinforce the sad reality that substance abuse exists in all communities and does not know boundaries of socio-economic class, race, geography, gender or age.   Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with Hopkinton residents with expertise in addiction recovery.  This program is suitable for all community members, age 14+.  For more information, see the event flyer.

Highlights from Hopkinton Youth and Family Services

Hopkinton Youth and Family Services

Did you know that Hopkinton employs a full-time Director of Youth and Family Services?  Denise Hildreth, MSW, LICSW, has an office in Town Hall and is a free, confidential resource available to all Hopkinton residents to address such needs as:

  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Parent consultation
  • Crisis intervention and support
  • Information and referral
  • Advocacy
  • Court diversion
  • Community education, programs and activities

Residents in need of services can contact Denise by phone at 508-497-9781, or email at dhildreth@hopkintonma.gov.  Alternately, Denise hosts drop-in Thursdays for parents and caregivers in Lower Town Hall from 10-11AM.

Serving Hopkinton in this role since June 2015, Denise has worked tirelessly to connect with all facets of the Hopkinton community and to spread the word about her work.  In addition to working one-on-one with residents, she has launched several successful programs, including a parent-to-parent conversation series and community education programs like “Learning to Cope: A Journey through Addiction and Recovery” and “Talking with Young Children about Death and Other Stressful Events”.

For more information on happenings in Youth and Family Services, see the webpage on the town website: http://www.hopkintonma.gov/home/government/departments/youth.