Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-free Youth -CADY (Plymouth, NH)


  • Name:Debra Naro
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-free Youth -CADY
  • Address:94 Highland Street
    Plymouth, NH 03264
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:603-536-9793
  • Main fax:603-536-9799

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  • Mission:
  • Please provide a brief description of your organization's mission.
    Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-free Youth (CADY) is a thriving prevention coalition serving 18 towns in central New Hampshire.
    MISSION STATEMENT: CADY's mission is to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and to promote healthy environments and promising futures.
    VISION: Our vision is to have families, schools, and communities that are informed about the importance of prevention, that actively participate in prevention efforts, and who encourage low-risk behavior, and to have significantly higher numbers of healthy, drug-free young people who do the same.
    CADY’s goal is to protect our children from the harms of illegal drug use. Our work builds youth resiliency and prevents the serious problems that arise from substance abuse, such as academic failure, assault, vandalism, unsafe sex, drunk driving, suicide attempts, addiction, and death. Risk factors are reduced by providing parents with science-based information that builds a prevention knowledge base designed to increase perception of risk and provides the needed tools to guide good choices. Protective factors are increased and youth resiliency is built through positive youth development, educational opportunities, experiential learning, and connections to their community. Our communities believe that we may not be able to build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future understanding that drug-free youth make better choices and have increased opportunities for life success.

  • History:
  • CADY serves the prevention needs of three regions and the following 18 towns in Central New Hampshire: Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Ellsworth, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, New Hampton, Lincoln, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Waterville Valley, Wentworth, and Woodstock. A community-based board of directors provides oversight, governance, and partnership for all CADY endeavors. The CADY Board includes representation from the following sectors: local law enforcement, all three of the region’s school districts, the local university system, a state legislator, business, local media, primary pediatric health care, the legal community, and community recreation.

    CADY is a federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) grantee with an outstanding success story that includes exemplary coalition-building and stellar outcomes. CADY engages a broad, rich pool of community stakeholders and resources, and receives public and private funds and over $100,000 of in-kind donations yearly. Launched by a community coalition in 1999 and established in 2000 with State Incentive Grant funding, we successfully implement evidence-based environmental strategies in schools and our community to prevent and reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use. Since 2000, we have convened community and teen forums, focus groups and surveys to educate, collaborate and collect data about ATOD use and prevention in our region. In 2007, we partnered with the New Hampshire (NH) Strategic Prevention Framework Initiative to build our capacity and address underage and binge drinking, assess community attitudes toward alcohol and binge drinking, survey retail access and conduct community readiness assessments. Our founding philosophy, to which we remain true and build upon today, is based upon a three-pronged strategy of reducing underage ATOD use through information, education and collaboration.

    CADY’s greatest strength has been our ability to convene community-based stakeholders in dialogue, planning processes, needs assessments, strategic planning and collaboration to achieve our mission. In our 11-year history, CADY has achieved striking success in effecting positive change in our community’s ATOD outcomes.

    CADY can point to many successes and accolades that qualify us for Lawrence Foundation funding. We have received a SAMHSA Service to Science award for our Project Monitor, a community prevention “tip” call-in line serving 18 towns, to report upcoming teen gatherings where drugs or alcohol may be present. This program, developed by CADY, was rolled out statewide throughout New Hampshire in 2009 with CADY’s leadership. We have established the sole court diversion program in our region, the Restorative Juvenile Justice program for youth offenders. We operate a highly successful prevention and employment program, the LAUNCH. CADY has a strong and mature media and outreach capacity which provides a social marketing model for new prevention coalitions.

    In 2007, we were a finalist for CADCA’s “Got Outcomes!” award, a rigorous, data-driven competition for National Coalition of the Year. Again, in 2008 CADY was selected as a finalist for the “Coalition in Focus” Award, for recognition as a coalition that has contributed to community-wide improvement in SAMHSA Four Core outcomes. We have spearheaded the ATOD use and prevention data collection and analysis effort in our region, completing four bi-annual administrations of the Teen Assessment Project (TAP) survey. We convene an Annual Prevention Summit at Plymouth State College that draws over 150 regional and statewide partners to prevention. We have achieved policy change in all three school districts in our catchment area, to amend all school policies to ensure appropriate response to infractions, counseling, enforcement, and opportunities for drug-free alternative activities. These are only a few of our accomplishments and the 14 prevention projects that we have instituted through the joined forces of our strong coalition of community stakeholders.

  • Year established:2000
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:5

Board and Executive Names

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Debra Naro, Executive Director


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:57-1212859

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:571212859
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:94 HIGHLAND ST
  • Organization City:PLYMOUTH
  • Organization State:NH
  • Organization Zip:03264-1237
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 2005
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P20
  • Asset Amount:$142,003
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$411,063
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$411,063
  • Last Updated:2/22/2018 2:47:53 am

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