City of Gloucester Health Department

Moving Prevention Forward Across the North Shore; Reduce Youth Substance Use. Promote Healthy Development.

“This project aims to fortify and expand youth substance use prevention/positive youth development programs, practices, and policies across several communities in Essex County while developing a robust prevention infrastructure through a Collective Impact approach.”

CATEGORY: Community Change
LOCATION: Gloucester, MA
AMOUNT: $330,000 over Three Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2017
WEBSITE: http://newburyportyouthservices.com/www.gloucester.ma.gov


Helping Young People Achieve Their Goals: Center for Self-Advocacy

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. This challenge is further heightened for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) as they move from children to adult services. Studies show that individuals with ID are more likely to have poorer post school outcomes relative to their peers without disabilities. Recently, the Tower Foundation provided … Continued