November 2020
While the Thanksgiving holiday will certainly look different for most of us this year, one thing remains constant—CADY’s gratitude for our partnerships. You have been such a significant part of our team that we cannot imagine achieving our nonprofit mission of preventing and reducing substance misuse and building healthy environments and promising futures for our youth without you. Thank you for staying with us during these extremely challenging times—we look forward to working together in the days to come to pave a future of promise for our children, youth, and community. Happy Thanksgiving!
Just in Case You Missed it....
Please Join Us!
Restorative Justice Coordinator
(.50FTE with potential for .75FTE)
Reports to: Restorative Justice Project Director
Posting Date: November 18 - December 4, 2020
Start Date: January 4, 2021

CADY is seeking an energetic, empowering professional to join our state- accredited, community-based juvenile diversion team. The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator position is a good fit for a caring, motivated individual dedicated to prevention and positive youth development. The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a clear sense of boundaries. This position requires a highly organized individual possessing both direct-service and administrative work experience. 
This year, the Youth Advisory and Advocacy Council (YAAC) is showing their gratitude by creating "Thankful Bags" for our community. Inside each bag are some of their favorite things including candy, hand sanitizer, tissues, original works of art from students, tissues, Deterra Drug Deactivation Bags and origami butterflies!

Over 150 bags were delivered to the Plymouth Senior Center, Bridge House and throughout the Newfound and Lin-Wood regions.

Great job YAACs! We are thankful for YOU!
News from CADY's Restorative Justice Program
Like everyone, the RJ program has been adapting to the “new normal” with the COVID pandemic. To keep our youth, families and staff safe, social distancing and masks are the norm. Where practical, remote technologies are being utilized with great success!

CADY and RJ are happy to welcome Gail Kaplan, LICSW/MLADC to the team. Having her services to support our youth and families throughout the RJ process is a tremendous asset. CADY also welcomes Tim Keefe, a long time CADY champion, to the position of Restorative Justice Program Director. Tim Tyler and Jim Kemmerer are continuing with the program while a search is conducted to fill the recently vacated Coordinator role (view job posting). 

Great things are happening! 
I Wear a Mask Because...
The Public Health Advisory Council of Central NH is encouraging folks to wear a mask to help protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Currently, they are working on putting together a "Mask Up" video picture collage with photos of people in our community sharing why they wear a mask or socially distance.

Why do you wear a mask or socially distance?

Stay tuned for the video picture collage they create with all the great submissions received! 
Join the PAC today!
The Central NH Parent Advisory Council (PAC) represents the collective voice of parents in our region. Parent leaders inform CADY on current health-related concerns, needs, and trends, helping to influence changes in prevention policy and programming. This high-energy program provides a rewarding leadership opportunity for parents who want to help build healthy, safe environments and promising futures for kids in the Pemi-Baker and Newfound regions.  
For more information about joining the PAC, contact Liz Brochu at
Community Resources
FREE Substance Misuse Recovery Support Services Including:

  • One-to-one in person and telephone coaching
  • Support for people in ALL stages of recovery and along multiple recovery pathways
  • Help to find detox/rehab/treatment
  • Linking participants with other community resources, such as Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Host location for meetings and other programs
  • Resources and support for family and friends

For more information about PARC, visit
The RISE Recovery Team at Mid-State Health Center is committed to helping improve participants quality of life by offering evidence-based, federally recognized treatment and recovery models proven to provide the best opportunity for success. RISE offers a variety of group SMART recovery meetings open to all in the community. 

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
Services are offered at the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth and is co-located with the Plymouth Area Recovery Connection (PARC). While each person develops an individual treatment plan, in general, those in our IOP program will attend sessions that include individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment visit with a Mid-State medical provider, recovery support services, as well as education and ancillary education components to assist participants in re-establishing connections in the community. 

For more information about RISE Recovery Services, call 603-217-6300
FREE Deterra Bags Available!

For more information about getting Deterra Bags, contact
Emily Shanahan at

The majority of teens abusing prescription drugs get them from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. Unused prescription medication thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed down the toilet contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives while protecting the environment.

To help address this need, CADY is offering free Deterra bags to the community in order to safely dispose of unwanted or unused medications.
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If you, or someone you know, struggles with substance misuse or addiction, please call 2-1-1 or the Doorway at LRGHealthcare
(603-934-8905) for help.
94 Highland Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603) 536-9793