TIPS Certification Training for Liquor Licensees

Each year DanversCARES offers a TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) for businesses that serve or sell alcohol. This is part of our community prevention strategy to reduce underage drinking. This year’s training is Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Danvers Police station, Community Training Room. The training is free to businesses in Danvers, Peabody and the Tri-Town Communities. Registration is required.  Go to this page for more information and to register:  Tips Registration

For a PDF of the flyer click here:  TIPS Training Flyer 2017






In Plain Sight

Don’t miss this open house for adult community members at the Danvers Police Station on Thursday and Friday November 9 and 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Danvers police, Danvers Health Department, Lahey Health Behavioral Services and DanversCARES will be on site to walk you through this interactive display. Join us!

A Conversation: Marijuana & Youth

Come see Kevin Hill, M.D., M.H.S, author of “the Unbiased Truth About Marijuana” at North Shore Community College on Thursday, Sept 28, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm in the Math and Science Building, Room 106B, 1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers.

This evening of interaction and learning will explore questions such as: Why is Marijuana Controversial? What are Trends in Use? What are the Implication on the Health of Youth? What is Recreational Marijuana? and How Can I Help Someone?

Join others in this North Shore event to learn more about marijuana as Kevin Hill imparts expert information.

Your youth, your community, your conversation.

Marijuana Flyer 9.28.17 Final

DanversCARES Meeting Schedule for 2017_18

DanversCARES is happy to post our schedule of meetings for the year.

DanversCARES Coalition

Coalition meetings are the first Monday of every month from 9 to 10 am at Danvers High School, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are open to the public. Room location varies. Please contact [email protected] for any updates.


September 11

October 2

November 6

December 4

January 8

February 5

March 5


May 7

June 4 : Annual Meeting


DanversCARES Steering Committee

Meets bi-monthly in the Central Office Conference Room at Danvers High School, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. This group is the executive/governing group of DanversCARES with standing and elected officials.


October 19, 1pm – 2:30pm

December 14, 1pm – 4pm **special meeting scheduled as a ½ day strategic planning retreat

February 15, 1-2:30 pm

April 27, 1-2:30 pm


Youth Leadership Boards

The high school and middle school youth group meet regularly to engage young people in leadership opportunities.  Meeting schedules vary based on the schedules of youth involved each year. Generally meetings are afterschool, weekly.  Some projects involve evening and weekend hours.


Opiate Prevention Committee

This group helps guide opiate prevention work in the community and forms an opportunity to talk about needs, gaps in services, data trends, and state funded initiatives. Public safety, EMS, treatment providers, public health, health care professionals, pharmacists, individuals in recovery, and those interested in opiate prevention are welcome to attend.  


October 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

January 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

March 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


To download a PDF of the meeting schedule, click the link below.

FY17-18 Meeting Schedule_DanversCARES

DanversCARES Annual Meeting 2017

On June 5, 2017, DanversCARES, a community coalition dedicated to supporting youth and families in making healthy decisions, held its annual meeting at the Senior Center in Danvers.

At the event, which included a keynote address by Allison Bauer, JD, LICSW, Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the coalition recognized some key contributors, including:

Lahey Health received the Outstanding Community Partner Award, which was accepted by Cynthia Cafasso Donaldson, Vice President, Addison Gilbert Hospital and Lahey Outpatient Center, in Danvers.

Myrna Fearer, columnist for the Danvers Herald received the Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Jamie Boghosian, a Junior at Danvers High School and Ethan West, an 8th grade student at the Holten-Richmond Middle School received Youth Leadership Awards.

Mark Strout, Assistant Principal at Danvers High School, who is retiring at the end of the school year, received special recognition for his on-going involvement with and support of DanversCARES.

“It was a privilege to recognize these organizations and individuals that have made a significant impact on the coalition,” said Peg Sallade, Director, DanversCARES. “Without their contributions and the many others that support DanversCARES we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do to help keep youth and families in Danvers healthy.


Powerpoint from Annual Meeting with 9-year Outcomes

DanversCARES Annual Meeting 2017

Video: 2017 Annual Highlights


Bauer Speaking