Health

Our HEALTH 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 heath and wellness services are available, including mental health services, counseling, substance abuse services, sexual assault crisis services, programs that help adults with disabilities thrive, and services to assist seniors so they may continue living at home. 

To reduce the rate of risky behaviors among youth and adults, we partner with:

To improve the health and increase the safety of individuals and families, we partner with: