Heal, Grow, & Thrive

Please join ACS for

Heal, Grow, & Thrive

an evening devoted to kids and families in need of help and hope.

Wednesday, October 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
At the historic
Union Club
8 Park Street, Boston, MA 02122


Featuring Honoree and Recipient of the
Rebecca Pries Indispensable Friend Award
Honorable Jay D. Blitzman

Judge Blitzman is the first justice for the Middlesex County Juvenile Court. Prior to his judicial appointment, Judge Blitzman was a founder and the first director of the Roxbury Youth Advocacy Project, a community based interdisciplinary public defenders unit which created the basis for the development of a statewide department. Jay also co-founded Citizen’s for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) and the Massachusetts Bar Association Juvenile and Child Welfare Section. Since becoming a judge, he has continued to present and write on a wide range of juvenile justice and child welfare issues. He is a co-founder of Our RJ, formerly known as the Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion program, and serves on that group’s advisory committee. Jay also serves on the advisory committee of UTEC, and is a member of the BBA Steering Committee on the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline, and the ABA Commission on Youth at Risk.


Keynote Speaker
Jordan Burnham

Jordan is a nationally recognized mental health advocate committed to ending the stigma around mental illness. He is a survivor of a suicide attempt and shares his powerful story of fighting depression and finding recovery. Jordan has been featured in People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today.


Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres.
Admission is free. Donations are always appreciated!


Kindly RSVP by October 11th
Call 617-494-0135 x108 or email [email protected] with questions, to rsvp, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities