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


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued