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Barret Young

Barrett Young Promoted to Chief Executive Officer of The Mission

Niel Siekerka, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Rescue Mission of Trenton, announced that, effective January 1, 2021, Barrett Young, who has been the Chief Operating Officer of The Mission since 2013, is being promoted to Chief Executive Officer. At the same time, Mary Gay Abbott-Young, who has been The Mission’s Chief Executive …

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Those Who Own Nothing May Have Something To Teach Us About Resilience

OpEd by Mary Gay Abbott-YoungChief Executive Officer, Rescue Mission of TrentonPublished in The Trentonian Some people come to The Mission with everything they own in their pockets. Or in a black trash bag that they are pulling along behind themselves.  They are probably at the lowest point in their lives. Certainly, one of the lowest …

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Who Can You Talk To If You’re Pregnant And Using Opioids?

Thomasine Gaines, a certified peer recovery specialist, is the first person that a pregnant or postpartum woman who is using opioids speaks to when she calls for help to For My Baby and Me, an innovative program in which The Rescue Mission of Trenton has partnered with Capital Health, HomeFront, Catholic Charities and Trenton Health …

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How Our Behavioral Health Program Helps Individuals See Themselves In A Positive New Light

What did Matt learn about himself? Matt’s counselor helped him open up to dealing with the trauma he experienced as a child, “some of the things that rattled my foundation,” as he said, including his father disappearing when he was born and his mother drowning when he was nine. What will be different this time? …

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What Is It Like To Be Brought Back To Life?

Narcan, if administered quickly and properly, can counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. Injected into the thigh’s muscle or sprayed in the nostrils, it can revive someone who is unresponsive, whose pulse and respiration seem nonexistent, whose pupils have been reduced to pinpoint size, and whose lips have turned blue or purple. In other …

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