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CADY Communities for Alcohol and Drug-Free Youth Update

"At a time where so many people are isolated and feeling really disconnected from work, friends and family, they’re vulnerable and our work is more important than ever.

CADY’s mission is to help our local youth make healthy and safe choices by working with schools, parents, youth, and communities to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures. Located in Plymouth, CADY serves the Central Region of NH including 18 surrounding towns. We have several youth leadership/empowerment programs for elementary through high school students, Restorative Justice, a juvenile court diversion program as well Lion’s Quest, our in-school prevention programming. You can see a full list of all of our programs on our website at

Due to COVID-19, several of our big events were cancelled due to social distancing requirements including our 1st Annual Youth Summit and our 20th Annual Prevention Summit as well as Lion’s Quest, a huge loss for us. However, we have gotten creative with adapting our work to a virtual format and have working vigorously to keep our youth, parents and community connected.

So much of our work includes getting out into the community to reach youth and their families to educate, engage and empower them to make healthy choices. With COVID-19, we continue to work hard to keep our youth safe, preserve their bright futures and save lives and our work is even more vital, especially in this challenging time. Thank you for your support! "

Emily Shanahan

Outreach Coordinator

Young Adult Substance Misuse Strategies Coordinator

Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth (CADY)

94 Highland Street

Plymouth, NH 03264



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