We believe every individual should have the resources to become strong and resilient
Promote healthy aging
We promote the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of older persons on the Cape & Islands, especially as they age in place.
Support prevention and recovery services
We must support organizations working to prevent children and teens from engaging in negative behaviors before substance use begins. We must also provide resources to residents in the community currently struggling with addiction.
1 in 7 local residents struggle with addiction. Rates of teen substance use for alcohol and heroin exceed the state average.
Community Health Needs Assessment Report and Implementation Plan 2014-2016
Almost 30% of the population on Cape Cod is age 65+.
American Community Survey, 2017
22.2% of Massachusetts' budget goes towards substance use. Only 1¢ of every dollar pays for prevention and treatment. The other 99¢ pays for the consequences.
Center on Addiction 2018