Our goals are to reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults and improve the health and increase the safety of individuals and families.

To achieve these goals, Middlesex United Way is partnering with Youth and Family Service organizations in Middlesex County to implement the Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth assets model in their towns. The approach increases young people's participation in their local communities and results in reduced high-risk behaviors, especially the use of drugs and alcohol. Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth (HCHY) is a national initiative from the Search Institute in 1996 to support communities that are engaging multiple sectors to build Developmental Assets in young people. Learn more about HCHY >>

We are also ensuring that services are available in times of need or crisis for an individuals or at the community level including mental health services, counseling, substance abuse treatment, and personal safety.

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