2017 Annual Meeting and Groundbreaking

The Building the Road to Recovery  Groundbreaking Ceremony for our Dr. Lucy Sewall Center for Acute Treatment Services in March marked a historic day for Dimock, the recovery community, the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Dr. Lucy Sewall Center for Acute Treatment Services will increase access to substance use disorder treatment, serving 4,000 men and women annually. The building will also house our outpatient treatment services, creating a link to long-term recovery support.

We express our deepest gratitude to the members of the Campaign Task Force Committee: Co-Chairs Arlene Fortunato and Peter Roberts, Ediss Gandelman, George MacNaught and Stuart Patterson.

Their leadership and hard work over the past two years laid the foundation for the campaign’s success. Indeed, George MacNaught crafted the campaign name Building the Road to Recovery, which captures the hope for people on their recovery journeys.

You can read our Building the Road to Recovery groundbreaking press release here and view Boston City TV’s video of the groundbreaking here.

A number of leaders spoke passionately during the morning:

  • Keynote speaker Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders conveyed resounding support for Dimock’s programs and services;
  • Governor Charlie Baker articulated the critical role that Dimock plays in the recovery of residents across the Commonwealth;
  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh stated Dimock’s unique role as a provider of wraparound, long-term recovery services – and reminded us of the great potential of people in recovery to realize meaningful futures;
  • President and Trustee of the Yawkey Foundations Jim Healey shared the deep ties between the Foundations and Dimock and the special meaning of our partnership; and
  • Dimock Community Foundation Board Chair Flash Wiley and Vice Chair Bob Rivers championed Dimock as a model in the community and the dedicated leadership of all Board members.


To learn more about our all our accomplishments over the past year, please view our FY16 Annual Report.

Thank you for your unwavering support of The Dimock Center’s mission and what it means to the thousands of people we serve.