April 26, 2019
Owner Indicted; Road Race; Cape Abilities Buys Building

May 15, 2018 — Owner of nonprofit charged with supplying drugs for sex...Record attendance at Interfaith Social Service’s annual road race...Cape Abilities purchases Orleans building in line with strategic plan.

Owner of Nonprofit Charged with Supplying Drugs for Sex

The attorney general's office last week announced that owner and operator of Recovery Education Services (RES) a Roxbury nonprofit that runs a residential facility for men recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction, has been indicted on 34 charges in connection with distributing drugs to recovering substance users in exchange for sex.

David Perry, age 57, of Reading, was indicted on May 4 by a statewide grand jury on evidence tampering (15 counts), conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs (seven counts), possession of illegal class b, c and e substances (six counts counts), and sex for fee (six counts). Perry was indicted in February on the charges of distribution of fentanyl (one count) and conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs (one count), the AG's office said.

The defendant is a lawyer and offered substance users legal representation and advice as well as cash and free rent at the sober home in exchange for sex, according to the AG's office.

Perry pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is due back in Suffolk Superior Court on May 21 for a pretrial conference.

According to the AG's office, Perry was arrested last November after authorities obtained and executed a search warrant at RES and his Reading home. During the execution of the search warrant, authorities recovered Cocaine, Fentanyl and various prescription drugs including methamphetamine, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and Clonazepam.

Record Attendance at Interfaith Social Service’s Annual Road Race

Interfaith Social Services , a non-religious, nonprofit multi-service center based in Quincy that provides food and clothing to South Shore residents, announced that it raised $40,000 through its annual Stop the Stigma 5K road race.

The race, held each spring at the Kennedy Center in North Quincy, attracted a record number of 500 supporters and raised funds for Interfaith’s programs, including The New Directions Counseling Center.

Support came from local businesses and individuals, and as well as from sponsors that included Arbella Insurance Foundation, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, and DST Systems. Eighty volunteers helped on race day, April 28.

Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services operates one of the largest food pantries in Greater Boston.

Cape Abilities Purchases Orleans Building in Line with Strategic Plan

Cape Abilities, a Hyannis-based nonprofit that serves individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod by educating, counseling, and providing residential, therapeutic, social, and employment supports, recently announced it has purchased a building in Orleans, enabling it to return to the town where it was first established as Nauset Workshop 50 years ago.

The purchase of the former Masonic Building at 107 Main Street is the next step in the fulfillment of the agency's strategic plan to ensure that it offers programs where they can provide best clinical practice. Program participants currently served in Eastham will use the new site.

Cape Abilities said it will undertake significant renovations to the building with an eye to having it ready by the summer of 2019. This Center will make it possible for the agency to expand its Life Skills Day Habilitation program, which currently serves 32 individuals, and initiate Community Based Day Supports and Vocational programs to meet the growing demand for services on the Lower Cape.

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