The mission statement of the Dedham Organization for Substance Awareness (DOSA) is to reduce and prevent youth (and adult) substance use by increasing community collaboration and by utilizing evidence based prevention strategies.
DOSA aims to:
- Increase awareness of substance use within the community,
- Improve communication between parents, youth, and educators,
- Utilize evidence-based data to promote education, and
- Encourage prevention and provide access to resources
DOSA has nine leadership members. All members voluntarily join and contribute. Current members include:
|Allison Staton||Vice Chair|
|Robert Blaney||Youth Action Team Leader|
|Jason Sullivan||Youth Action Team Leader|
|Fiona Flynn||Youth Action Team Leader|
|Erin Boles||Parent Action Team Leader|
|Janet Whelton||Harm Reduction Team Leader|
|Kristina King||Data & Evaluation Team Leader|
Town boards and committees are staffed by volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Health Department.
The Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Awareness holds quarterly all-coalition meetings in the lower conference room at Town Hall. The Coalition meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. For more dates and times, click here for the DOSA calendar.
Meeting notices are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.