Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition

Free "Active Parenting Now in 3" Sessions, June 9, 16 & 23

Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition"Happy families aren't born... they're made one day at a time!" Parents of children ages 5 to 12 are invited to learn about parenting styles, active communication, teaching responsibility and other aspects of child-rearing while enjoying a light dinner and the company of their peers. The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition will host "Active Parenting Now in 3" on consecutive Thursdays in June (9, 16,and 23) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parenting sessions take place at the Neighborhood House Charter School, 21 Queen Street, Dorchester, MA and feature Susan West, Certified Active Parenting Now Trainer, and Danielle Owen, LADCH, of the Irish International Immigrant Center. For more information, contact DSAC at (617)533-3172.

DSAC Quarterly Meeting, Mar. 15

Keep your community safe and healthy! The Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition will convene for a Quarterly Meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center-LHCC (formerly known as the Murphy Community Center). DSAC always has some pretty exciting news to share and would love to see you  there.
LHCC is an extension of the Murphy School, and it is located directly across from Stop & Shop, on 1 Worrell Street in Dorchester. Please RSVP by Friday, March 11, 2011 to Adelia Rocha at (617) 533-2234 so that DSAC can coordinate the meeting's catering.  
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Dorchester Substance Abuse Coalition


(617) 533-2234


DSAC’s mission is to engage all sectors of the community to prevent substance abuse, reduce harm and promote healthy choices among Dorchester residents through a variety of prevention, education, advocacy, policy, intervention and treatment efforts. We seek to create a healthy environment for our young people to grow and flourish.


398 Neponset Ave
Dorchester, MA
United States
Key Partners: 

Carney Hospital
Cedar Grove Civic Association
Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester
Close to Home
Columbia Savin Hill Civic Association
C-11 Boston Policy Department
The Bay State Banner
The Dorchester Reporter
The Irish Immigration Center
Maureen Feeney
Massachusetts Alliance of Portugese Speakers
Massachusetts State Police
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
New England Policy Advocates
Popes Hill Neighborhood Association
St. Ann's Church
St. Marks Area Main Street
State Representative Martin Walsh
Boston Public Health Commission
Thang Long Newspaper
The Medical Foundation
Boston Mayor's Office
Murphy Community Center
Project D.E.E.P.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Institute for Health and Recovery
BPS-East Zone Family Resource Center
Dorchester Youth Collaborative

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

DSAC is always in need of good ideas and volunteers to carry them out. If you are interested in sharing your suggestions of how to reduce substance abuse among youth join us at our quarterly meetings:

The 3rd Tuesday of each March, June, September and December

6-7:30pm at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Aliance(MAHA)
1803 Dorchester Ave. (2nd Floor)

Key Programs Offered: 

-Capacity building programs to non-profits and community based organizations
-Community Surveys / Needs Assessments
-Collaborative Program Planning
-Health Education and Prevention Programs
-Facilitation of support groups and information sessions for youth and adults
-Supportive referals to substance abuse treatment programs
-Community Outreach

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