Our Mission

To unite the citizens of Griswold in a partnership to create and foster a safe, drug-free environment for the entire community by preventing youth substance use and reducing adult substance abuse.

Why You
Should Care

Substance use disorder does not discriminate who it affects and it affects more than just the individual. The effects of substance use impact our whole society.

  • Drug endangered children: dangerous home environments, attendance, loss of custody, neglect, abuse
  • Overworked healthcare system
  • Overpopulated prisons
  • Overworked social service systems
  • Workforce accidents and loss of productivity
  • Crime: burglary, larceny, domestic violence
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Increase in insurance premiums and taxes

Get Involved

Be a:

  • Coalition member: meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month Noon at UCFS Healthcare
  • Sub-Committee member: small groups that work on short, specific projects/activities. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Youth Center
  • Event volunteer: represent PRIDE at community events
  • Marketing volunteer/intern: help design media campaigns
  • Sponsor or Partner: financially support a specific activity or media campaign

Partners

Community coalitions connect multiple sectors of the community, including businesses, parents, media, law enforcement, schools, faith organizations, health providers, social service agencies, and the government. By acting in concert through the coalition, all of the partners gain a more complete understanding of the community’s problems. Together, the partners organize and develop plans and programs to coordinate their anti-drug efforts. The result is a comprehensive, community-wide approach to substance abuse and its related problems.

PRIDE Partners

American Ambulance

Community Health Resources

CT Dept. of Children and Families

CT State Police

Eastern Savings Bank

Families and Community First Griswold

Griswold Public Schools

Griswold Senior Center

Griswold Town Government

Griswold Youth & Family Services

Lisbon Lions Club

Jewett City Borough Officials

Jewett City Savings Bank

Matt’s Mission

Natchaug River Young Marines

Quinebaug River Church

SERAC

St. Mary’s Church

United Community and Family Services

Uncas Health District

United Services

Streaming News and Sports Network

Parents, Residents, and Youth

Contact Us

mnagle@chrhealth.org

Coalition Members

American Ambulance
CHR
Children’s First
CT Dept. of Children and Families;
CT State Police
Eastern Savings Bank
Griswold Public Schools
Griswold Senior Center
Griswold Town Government
Griswold Youth & Family Services
Lisbon Lions Club
Jewett City Borough Officials
Jewett City Savings Bank

Matt’s Mission
Natchaug River Young Marines
Quinebaug River Church
SERAC
St. Mary’s Church                                                          Streaming News and Sports Network

United Community and Family Services
Uncas Health District
United Services
Parents, Residents, and Youth