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Mayor Elorza, Center for Women and Enterprise to Announce PVD Self-Employment Program for Providence Residents

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza will join members of the Providence City Council, Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull, Center for Women and Enterprise Director for Rhode Island, Maryellen O'Mahony, and Francine Lepizzera, Workforce Development Supervisor from Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston to announce the launch of the PVD Self-Employment Program that will provide up to 100 unemployed and under-employed Providence residents with the entrepreneurship training and support necessary to allow them to start their own businesses in the City. The program will be administered by the Center for Women and Enterprise and will offer participants business plan development courses and…
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Mayor Elorza, State Partners Announce PVD Safe Stations

Starting 1/2/2018-PVD Safe Stations provides 24/7 support to opioid dependent individuals, directs people to treatment and recovery services PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City is launching PVD Safe Stations on January 2, 2018, which provides opioid-dependent and other substance use disorder individuals the ability to connect with treatment and recovery services in Providence. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, any person can visit one of Providence's 12 fire stations, speak with public safety officials on duty and immediately get connected to treatment support for substance based addiction. Services will be facilitated by…
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Mayor Elorza, State and Federal Partners Announce Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Providence plans collection in two locations Saturday, October 22 to reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that the City will hold its Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an effort that aims to reduce prescription drug misuse by collecting unused and expired drugs from residents, this Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. "Having unused and expired prescription medications at home presents a very alarming risk for families across the city that must be addressed," said Mayor Elorza. "I'm proud that this Saturday, Providence will join a vast coalition of communities to provide residents a way to safely discard these drugs. I encourage everyone to visit their nearest take-back site."…
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Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Celebrate Expansion of Peace and Plenty Park

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined State elected officials, representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, members of the City Council, Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, and Friends of Peace and Plenty Park in a log cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the City's Peace and Plenty Park. "With the expansion of our Peace and Plenty park we're strengthening the Elmwood neighborhood by providing youth a play area that connects them with nature and promotes physical activity," said Mayor Elorza. "The success of this project is a prime example of the power of partnerships to transform…
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