Carl Alves

Advocates Want Overflow Shelter Open More Often
The debate continues over when New Bedford's Emergency Overflow Shelter should open its doors.
Advocates for the homeless attended a meeting Thursday of the city's Homeless Service Provider Network contending the shelter's schedule is too haphazard, and there are nights when the shelte…
Homeless Protest Over Shelter Closing On Wednesday
"We've got to do more." That's the feeling of the President of the Homeless Service Providers Network after a group of homeless people gathered outside City Hall Thursday Morning to protest the failure of the city's Emergency Shelter to open the night before...
Overflow Shelter Gearing Up For Weekend Storm
The City of New Bedford has the final say, but organizers of the New Bedford Overflow Shelter for the Homeless tell WBSM News, they are gearing up to open sometime this weekend.
Snow and strong winds are expected Saturday into Sunday here on the Southcoast...
Streamlining Process For Assisting The Homeless
The New Bedford Homeless Service Providers Network is streamlining the way people can access services to aid the homeless.
As of December 1st, people in need, or those advocating for the homeless must call Catholic Social Services to get the ball rolling on services...
Chief Youth Court Sponsor Hopeful Program Will Continue
The chief sponsor of the Youth Court Program is hopeful funding can be found to keep it operating in New Bedford and Fall River.
Carl Alves of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction says the program joins with schools to bring youthful offenders before a jury of their peers who listen to argument…
Prescription Drug Abuse Still A Large Concern
With the amount of fatal heroin overdoses on the Southcoast down, and the number of overdose reversals on the rise thanks to first responders, things are looking up in the fight against heroin and drug abuse.
But Carl Alves, director of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction says there's sti…
DEA's Crackdown On Synthetic Drugs Applauded
The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on synthetic drugs. DEA officials say a nationwide operation on Wednesday targeted the distribution and trafficking of synthetic drugs in roughly two-dozen states.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy says synthetic drugs, or desi…

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