Red Ribbon Week is Celebrated Each October with Nantucket Elementary School Students Forming a Human Red Ribbon at the School.
What is A.S.A.P.?
The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Inc., (A.S.A.P.) is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 1995.
What is the mission of A.S.A.P.?
The A.S.A.P. mission is to provide leadership, education and support in the Nantucket community for the prevention and treatment of alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, and related problems.
Board Members George Kelly and Nash Strudwick at the May 2012 Hospital Health Fair
Who comprises the A.S.A.P. coalition?
A.S.A.P. is a cross-sector collaborative of community leaders, parents, youth, school administration and teachers, youth development and fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, health care and business professionals, law enforcement and the media. Together they serve as the community-wide substance abuse prevention coalition known as A.S.A.P. Nantucket.
Officers leading the organization are Linda Spery (president), Nash Strudwick (vice president), and Mike Dagesse (secretary/treasurer). Board members are John Buckey, Amber Cantella, Michael Cozort, Geno Geng, George Kelly, Carrie Keyes, Kim LaRue, Pam Meriam, John O'Connor, Michelle Olson, Jim Perelman, Parker Richards, Rev. Bill Steelman, Steven Tornovish, and Mark Godfrey. Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant staff members include Jenny Garneau (program supervisor) and Catherine Kelly (project manager).
How does A.S.A.P. collaborate with other nonprofits in the Nantucket community?
In February 2009, A.S.A.P. and Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket County (dba Nantucket Behavioral Health Services--NBHS) formed a professional affiliation to create a ‘continuum of care’ for substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery. On Nantucket island we also collaborate with A Safe Place, Council for Human Services, Interfaith Council, Nantucket AIDS Network, NBHS, Nantucket Police Department, Nantucket Public Schools, the Nantucket New School, Lighthouse School, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Post Traumatic Stress Management Team . Off-island partners include the Southeast Center for Healthy Communities (Health Imperatives), the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Dependence.
Both English and Spanish Language Ads Were Created for the 2012 Youth Risk Survey Ad Campaign.