Who We Are

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Dr. Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
School Superintendant Mary Gormley and Milton Coalition co-Chair Caroline Kinsella presented a check to Milton High art student Delphine Jrolf whose  logo design was selected for the Milton Coalition identity.

School Superintendant Mary Gormley and Milton Coalition co-Chair Caroline Kinsella presented a check to Milton High art student Delphine Jrolf whose  logo design was selected for the Milton Coalition identity.

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition brings together a variety of stakeholders, professionals, and town officials to work collaboratively on preventing and addressing substance abuse and related mental health challenges in our Town of Milton. We recognize that our community is not immune from these problems, and we are motivated to face them together. We are also committed to making it easier for those afflicted with these disorders to get information about where to find help, and providing opportunities for them to contribute to and inform our work.

The coalition is sponsored by the Milton Board of Health.
In addition, the Coalition deeply appreciates the support of our Funders.


If You Want To Help

The Milton Coalition runs on volunteers and is always seeking new members. We don’t care what skills or experience you bring. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. Find your niche here.

If You Need Help

If you or someone you are close to is in need of help, we have collected many helpful resources:
Addiction Recovery
Family Support
Mental Health


Announcements:

We're excited to announce MSAPC's Fall Meeting:

"PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER"
A Community Meeting to Learn About Youth Substance Misuse in Milton

The Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will release its yearlong Community Assessment results 

Monday September 19, 7:00pm
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton; Nangeroni Conference Room

Refreshments courtesy of the hospital
Please RSVP to: miltoncoalition@gmail.com

 


The Coalition's 2015 Community Assessment report (part A - "quantitative") is available on this site now, along with an link to a video and slides from the February 24 meeting at which the report was presented. Find the report and the slides on this page.


If you are considering becoming a Core Stakeholder in the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, you may download the application form here. (The Word document is wrapped in a .zip archive. We suggest using a computer instead of a mobile device to download and decompress the application form. Instructions concerning where to send the completed form are included in the document.)


Events

Recent Website Updates

  • Our "About" section has been expanded
  • Our "Resources" section has been expanded.
  • Our "Voices" section is new!
  • Our "Data" section has new content
  • "In the News" page added.

Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition's Summer Meeting
John King, Milton's newly-appointed Police Chief, was the featured speaker at the Milton Coalition's well attended July meeting. His thoughtful and insightful presentation was entitled Prevention, Education, Treatment, and Recovery – We All Have a Role. Following his prepared presentation and a period of questions and answers, Laurie Stillman and Caroline Kinsella presented Chief King with his very own MSAPC t-shirt!

Chief King's July 20 presentation was taped. Visit Milton Access TV's On Demand page. If that link doesn't take you directly to Chief King's presentation, just search for "John King" to hear his excellent message.

Milton Police Chief John King is presented with an MSAPC t-shirt by Laurie Stillman and Caroline Kinsella following his presentation at the July 2016 meeting.

Milton Police Chief John King is presented with an MSAPC t-shirt by Laurie Stillman and Caroline Kinsella following his presentation at the July 2016 meeting.


Milton Woman's Club representatives at the MSAPC July meeting.

Milton Woman's Club representatives at the MSAPC July meeting.

At the Milton Coalition's July meeting the Milton Woman's Club announced its intention to provide a $7,000 grant to Milton Public Schools. This grant will enable Milton's public school system to work with MSAPC on social and emotional student wellness. Pictured from left to right are Milton Woman's Club members Deanna Seymourian, Mary Anne Merrigan, Anita McNulty, Mary Walsh, Mary Harkins Sullivan, Suzette Standring, and Milton Public Health Director Caroline Kinsella.


Milton Coalition meetings are both informative and interactive

As befits a community organization, conversation and collaboration are key ingredients to a meeting.

Following the Community Assessment Report at the February 24 meeting, meeting attendees broke out into small sessions to consider the "Why" behind the data.

Following the Community Assessment Report at the February 24 meeting, meeting attendees broke out into small sessions to consider the "Why" behind the data.

Caroline Kinsella leads one of the breakout discussions at the February 24 meeting.

Caroline Kinsella leads one of the breakout discussions at the February 24 meeting.