Georgetown CARES

Our Mission

The GeorgetownCARES Coalition Committee is a community health and safety initiative seeking to encourage Georgetown citizens of all ages to make safe, healthy and responsible decisions about substance-use. Our mission is to promote substance abuse prevention strategies, education and resources aimed at making Georgetown the healthiest community it can be.

New!!! (March 2020)

For Everyone and Anyone seeking help or in RECOVERY from Substance Use Disorder/Addiction, FREE On-line Support Meetings are available here: https://unityrecovery.org . To access, you first need to set up a FREE account at www.zoom.us . Unity Recovery and We Connect Health Management have partnered to provide an engaging digital solution to stay connected to others and plugged as a way to keep positivity and recovery alive now for all who need it. These LIVE meetings begin at 9am, 12 noon, 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm. The challenges we all face at this time are incredibly hard for everyone, but especially for those struggling with addiction.

 

About Us

 

The GeorgetownCARES Coalition Committee seeks to foster an environment of wellness and healthy lifestyles for all those who live, learn, work and play in the Town of Georgetown. As an advisory subcommittee to the Georgetown Board of Selectman, we would like to build relationships with community partners and other organizations who share similar goals.

With representatives from the Georgetown Board of Selectmen, the Georgetown Public Schools, the Georgetown Police Department, the Georgetown Fire Department, we welcome any  Georgetown residents or groups who would like to learn more about or join us in our efforts as general GeorgetownCARES Coalition members.

What We Do

GeorgetownCARES meets on a regular basis to create and hold our signature speaking series, annual events, and communicate information will be of help to our residents in learning more about substance abuse and addiction. We seek to share information about local substance abuse and addiction resources that may serve or support our residents, yet we do not endorse any organization listed on our website. Our efforts are based on the understanding that alcohol and drug abuse/dependence is a chronic illness.

Our Strategic Goals

  • To prevent and reduce youth access to alcohol, marijuana and other drugs.
  • To reduce stigma, change attitudes and social norms towards addiction and substance abuse.
  • To increase protective factors that prevent risky alcohol and substance use in for all people Georgetown.

To read our Strategic Plan, please click HERE.

UPCOMING 2019-2020 GeorgetownCARES Coalition Committee Meetings

10:30-11:30am, Perley 1st floor Conference Room – These are all OPEN meetings, please join us if you can!

  • Sept 19th, 2019
  • Oct. 17th, 2019
  • Nov. 21st, 2019
  • Dec. 19th, 2019
  • Jan. 23rd, 2020 (4th Thurs.)
  • Feb. 27th, 2020 (4th Thurs.)
  • March 19th, 2020
  • April 16th, 2020
  • May 21st, 2020
  • June 18th, 2020