Our initiative is aimed at preventing substance abuse and providing recovery resources in our community.
Our Mission is to empower residents to make positive choices every day. Together, we work to prevent substance misuse, improve the quality of life for those impacted, and to support programs that help all young people thrive.
In an effort to promote a healthier and safer community, and in response to the rising misuse of opioids, The Town of Lynnfield formed The Lynnfield Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, known as A Healthy Lynnfield (AHL).
Through coalition building, engagement of stakeholders, and implementation of proven best practices, municipal leaders in the Town of Lynnfield aim to reverse this crisis, save lives, and create healthy, safe and thriving community. In May 2017, the Lynnfield Board of Selectman approved the formation of a committee to address the misuse of substances.
Today, A Healthy Lynnfield is an active community partnership and a 501(c)3 charitable organization working hard to prevent substance abuse and to ensure those impacted have the help they need.
A Healthy Lynnfield is currently recruiting for Lynnfield High School Students to be apart of AHL's Youth Council for a paid internship opportunity for the 2020-2021 School Year.
National Recovery Month is a time to celebrate health, wellness, and recovery from substance use disorders. There are many individuals who have overcome this disease with help, support, courage, and perseverance. This offering is meant to celebrate wellness and provide an opportunity for the community to participate in a healthy, substance free activity. Check out this offer on our News and Events Page.
The Think of Michael Foundation and A Healthy Lynnfield are once again partnerning to host a community event in recognition of National Recovery Month. This year the event will be a car parade to ensure public safety, while providing a way the community can come together and honor those struggling with addiction, and to celebrate paths to recovery. Stay tunned for more information as we finalize event details.
Meet some of our Healthy Lynnfield Members modeling good health and positive community spirit this spring!
If you missed the webinar on Teens, Tweens, and Quarantines, you can view the webinar replay here. Note: it will show up with a page to enter a webinar room on which you will need to enter your email to get to the video.
Handouts from Jon's Mattleman's presentation are below along with the list of resources mentioned on the webinar.
This should be your first stop for all Lynnfield related information. It is important to have a single point of contact for all official Town information.
This will bring you to the Family Support Guidance Document released by the Superintendent of Schools and information on Grab and Go Lunches for those eligible for Free & Reduced Lunches.
The CDC has updated, accurate scientific information on strategies to prevent disease transmission.
For statewide information and updates from the MA Governor and MA Department of Public Health use this site.
Interface is a help-line to call to assist you or your family with access to outpatient mental health counseling services and general mental health resources. This service is available to all Lynnfield residents through a contract with William James college. Interface has indicated they have remote capability to respond to your calls during this crisis, but expect some delays for accessing care. See the video later on this page.
Staying in tune with and supporting your recovery from Substance Use Disorders is important during this public health emergency. Here are two resources you can access on line.
This is a quick one page list for substance use and mental health services across the commonwealth.
This is a broader list for additional mental health support, including hot lines for suicide and domestic violence, hotlines for GLBTQ youth, mental health aps for our phone, and more.
Check out this great video
A Healthy Lynnfield in partnership with The Town of Lynnfield and William James college are please to provide service to assist any Lynnfield resident in accessing outpatient mental health counseling services.