Welcome to CADY's Website
Every year thousands of New Hampshire youth make a choice—a choice to use or not use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 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. Substance abuse is a serious health and safety risk for our children and communities. Prevention is one of the most important, cost effective practices to address the problem. Prevention is simply protecting what we value most: our children, and our community, from the harmful effects of illegal drugs and crime.
Since April of 2000, CADY a non-profit organization, has served 17 rural towns in Central New Hampshire in various prevention capacities. Our focus is comprehensive, outcome-based substance abuse prevention via extensive collaborations, implementation of environmental prevention strategies, and evidence-based programming. From 2003 through 2013 CADY was a 10-year Drug Free Communities grantee and currently serves as the Central NH Substance Misuse Prevention Coalition for the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. Please see the CADY FACT SHEET click here for more information.
Our coalition is comprised of three school districts, community partners and members from 12 core sectors including law enforcement, guidance counselors, teachers, parents, the district court, recreation groups, youth and community centers, health and medical clinics, higher education, the arts, the media, local churches, and many other partners.
CADY is located at 94 Highland Street in Plymouth, New Hampshire. We continue to support local efforts in the towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Danbury, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Lincoln, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Wentworth and Woodstock to reduce and prevent youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures for our local youth.
Big Thank You...
Accepting the checks are CADY’s Kristi Zwald and Liz Brochu.
On behalf of our board, staff, and the youth we serve, CADY wishes to express our immense appreciation to Winnisquam Regional High School Teen LIGHT and Class of 2016 for their recent generous donation of $1,000!
This group chose teen ATOD Use and Abuse as the cause and CADY is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from their May 18th Walk-a-Thon. CADY’s community prevention work is purposeful, meaningful, and significant—as is your commitment to positive youth development. Your contribution will help transform problems into solutions and create a legacy of promise for our most vulnerable children and youth.
Thank you again WRHS Teen LIGHT and Class of 2016!!