Heroin is Killing My Town, Inc. (HIKMT, Inc.) was founded in 2014 and is a Massachusetts registered 501c3 nonprofit and grassroots volunteer coalition comprised of Peer to Peer Recovery Support and Community Outreach Services. Currently, we represent over 95 thousand Massachusetts and US residents impacted by the current heroin, opioid and overdose epidemic.
In 2015, we piloted the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services' Substance Use Helpline which resulted in real time access to daily ACS detox services;
In 2016, we identified a need for the high risk demographic seeking treatment, wherein they were at risk for “body brokering” and partnered with Massachusetts Addiction Recovery Software, Inc. (www.marsi.org) Together we developed the MARSI Road app, which brings real time resources to the individual end users seeking treatment on their own.
In 2017, we launched the Marsi App and it has since substantially reduced the risk for individuals falling prey to nefarious treatment industry practices. To date the app service has been utilized more than 72,000 times for individuals seeking treatment.
In 2018, we received the Bronze and Silver Seal of Transparency by GuideStar for Nonprofits in Massachusetts and are currently rated within the top 2% for all Non-Profits statewide.
To promote awareness of the disease of addiction and foster healthy communities in order to positively impact the current heroin and opiate overdose death epidemic.
What We Do
We hold public rallies and events to raise awareness in an effort to continue to work on breaking the stigma associated with this disease, so those who need help are not afraid or embarrassed to ask for it.
We host and share information on awareness, prevention and educational events, such as Narcan trainings, especially those that are taking place in our hometown of Billerica, MA.
Peer Recovery Resources:
We support the individual, their families and loved ones by and connect them with Peer to Peer Recovery support systems in order to bring about the healthy change that is needed to achieve long term recovery for the family as a whole.
Please Donate Today!
Overdose Awareness presents an opportunity to help the wider community understand that drug overdose is a social issue, and no-one is immune to drug harm.
The number of fatalities from overdose is growing and this is our chance to show support to our communities and our friends. For this reason, we need your help!
We ask that you make a commitment to support our organization by making a cash donation, and we sincerely hope that you will be able to contribute. Your generosity will make a difference in our communities by allowing us to continue in our work.