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.  Learn more about Griswold PRIDE here.

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

    Become a:

    • Coalition member: meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at noon on Zoom
    • Sub-Committee member: small groups that work on short, specific projects/activities
    • 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

    Help us spread our message:

    • Like and Share our Social Media pages and posts (Facebook / Instagram)
    • Attend our events or meetings and bring a friend
    • Talk about Griswold PRIDE with your peers
    • Partner with us to host a Prevention 101 or Narcan training
    • Most importantly, lead by example and be a positive role model for our youth. Make healthy choices and teach youth how to, as well. Talk to your kids about underage drinking, drugs, tobacco, and prescription drug use.


    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.

    Griswold PRIDE received the Connecticut Association of Schools’ Distinguished Friend of Education honor in recognition of exemplary commitment and contributions to education in Connecticut in 2021. Pictured: Griswold Board of Education Chairperson Mary Beth Malin, Griswold Public Schools Superintendent Sean McKenna, and Griswold PRIDE Program Coordinator Miranda Mahoney.

    Griswold PRIDE Program Coordinator Miranda Nagle Mahoney and the CT State Police Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) were recipients of the United States Attorney’s Office Community Policing Award in 2017.

    Griswold PRIDE takes part in many community events to educate and provide resources for substance prevention and treatment. Griswold PRIDE distributes Safe Home Kits and Wellness bags that contain information and tools to protect children from alcohol and prescription medicines.

    Contact Griswold PRIDE

    located at Griswold Town Hall
    28 Main Street
    Griswold, CT 06351

    Miranda Nagle Mahoney
    Program Coordinator