TEACH OUR CHILDREN WELL: The Truth About Drugs
BUILDING POSSIBILITIES, POTENTIAL AND PROMISE TOGETHER!
Imagine a culture that is built around the well-being of children and prioritizes their health and safety –this is our collective responsibility and CADY’s number one priority.
The scary truth is that our kids are in crisis and we are very worried: The 2019 Central NH Youth Risk Behavior Survey results indicate that our children experience greater sadness and hopelessness and greater rates of suicidal ideation than statewide averages. Local youth substance misuse with alcohol, marijuana, vaping, and prescription drugs has increased significantly, putting out children at an even greater risk of harm. The lack of treatment and mental health services for children in New Hampshire makes the need for prevention even more urgent.
On December 7th, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released on an Advisory on the Youth Mental Health Crisis. He stated, “Mental health challenges in children, adolescents, and young adults are real and widespread. Even before the pandemic, an alarming number of young people struggled with feelings of helplessness, depression and thoughts of suicide– and rates have increased over the past decade…the pandemic’s effect on their mental health has been devastating.” We need to act now to ensure that the very precious years of childhood are filled with health, happiness and promise and are protected from the harms of substance misuse and addiction.
Research shows that for youth to thrive, even amidst challenging life circumstances, they need to be encircled by trusted, caring adults. We cannot do the critical work of providing prevention education, skill building, early intervention services, social-emotional supports and resiliency building without you.
Thankfully, our collective action has the power to protect our children and transform lives. We thank you and all our community partners for working tirelessly with CADY to build health environments that foster hope, growth, and resiliency for our children and youth.
Please give what you can to CADY’s “One Trusted Adult” Campaign. No gift is too small to make a difference. Together, we will build a legacy of promise so we can confidently say, “Our children are well– yes, even our most vulnerable children are well.” Thank you for your generosity– we are truly honored and grateful for your support.
We send you our warmest holiday wishes for good health, hope, peace and joy.
Michael Conklin Deb Naro
Board President Executive Director
CADY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.
CADY is a nationally recognized, award-winning non-profit organization that has made real and long-lasting impacts on the lives of young people who are threatened daily by the drug epidemic that NH is experiencing. Last year over 430 people in NH died from drug overdoses. The most responsible, humane and cost-effective strategy is to stop these serious and tragic situations from occurring in the first place.
That’s why your investment is so important!
CADY’s innovative work prevents and reduces substance abuse and promotes the vital relationships and connections youth need to thrive. It also provides the tools for local communities to prevent the high costs and harms of substance abuse.
We often say that “Prevention is Everyone’s Business.” It is impossible to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision without the support of our community. You inspire us to reach beyond expectations and we will continue to do so with your help. Together we will build possibilities, potential, and promise for our youth.
Thank you for considering a donation to CADY—it will prevent substance misuse, addiction, and save lives!
Support Us by Enrolling in KidCents
Step 1: Enroll in wellness+ rewards (click “sign up” at the top left)
Step 2: Enroll in the KidCents Round-Up Program at www.kidcents.com
- Log into your wellness+ rewards account, if you are not already logged in
- Click “Start Round Up Today!”
Step 3: Designate Your Organization
- Click “Select a Charity” on the left side of the screen
- Type in “CADY” and click “Select this Charity”
By rounding up your Rite Aid purchase, you are helping us to extend our reach within the community to help prevent substance misuse among our youth and build bright futures.
Get Involved – Volunteer!
CADY needs everyone in the community working together to create the kind of environment that raises healthy youth with the skills and values for living authentic, responsible, and productive lives. There are many of different ways to help out, from volunteering on a single project to becoming an ongoing volunteer or intern with one of our programs. Contact Ann Stark, CADY Executive Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 536-9793 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.