The CORE to offer peer-to-peer services for those in recovery

In July, the foundation announced it had received a contract from the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services to open the center.

“The CORE is a place where someone in recovery can find support, fellowship and a sense of community and hope,” Bullard said.

To be able to bid on and secure the contract with the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Bullard credited the support of state Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante, D-Gloucester, Tarr, Mayor Greg Verga and other Cape Ann officials and local donors such as Mollie and John Byrnes, the Sunrise Fund and others. In addition, the Cummings Foundation pledged $100,000 over four years to The CORE.

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