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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 780

Wyoming, RI 02898

©2019 BY CHARIHO YOUTH TASK FORCE

Our Driving Force

Our mission is to educate, empower, and engage youth and adults in order to create a sense of community, to promote wellness, and to sustain opportunity for Chariho voices to be heard.

 

We envision a society driven toward physical and mental well-being created through collaboration, education, and activism to promote positive community climate.

Our Roots

BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW

Over the past 10 years the Chariho Youth Task Force has worked to change the culture around tobacco use within Chariho and on a state level, we have honored victims of drunk driving to strive toward a zero fatality Rhode Island, we have educated our community of the effects of substance use and work to influence safer medication storage in homes, we are leading a regional movement toward a focus on positive mental health and coping strategies, we sponsor foster children and families in need, are working to change the culture around body positivity – we are making a difference within our three towns, throughout Rhode Island and have been recognized on a national level for doing so.

As of February 2019, the Chariho Youth Task Force has merged with the Chariho Tri-Town Task Force on Substance Use Prevention who has been doing work in the Chariho Community for over 30 years. We are excited to be working together as the Chariho youth Task Force to better serve our community! 

Objectives & Focus Areas

Facilitate conversations to address the concerns and passions of the community regarding health and wellness.  

Support the community through a comprehensive, evidence-based approach and provide resources, education, and outreach.

Through authentic youth engagement we will ensure that all young people will have a seat at the table of their choosing and provide opportunities for leadership.

Substance Use 

Prevention

Mental Health

Promotion

Helping

Populations of Need

Promotion

of Healthy Lifestyles

Our Staff 

Dan is a founding member of the Chariho Youth Task Force, has worked in prevention at the local, state, and national level!

dan@charihoyouth.org

Dan Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS

Terri is currently the PFS Grant Manager for Chariho and has a passion for prevention work in her community.

terricensabella051@gmail.com

Terri Censabella, MA, CPS, ACDP

Ali is a founding member of the Chariho Youth Task Force, a Hopkinton resident, and a Community Health Worker with Yale New Haven Health.

ali@charihoyouth.org

Ali Felicetti

Our Board of Directors

Karen is a Hopkinton resident, a long-time supporter of prevention, and has lost a son to addiction.

Karen Johnson

Ali is a founding member of the Chariho Youth Task Force, a Hopkinton Resident, and a Community Health Worker with Yale New Haven Health.

Ali Felicetti

Rebecca is a founding member of the Chariho Youth Task Force, a graduate of Chariho High School, and is dedicated to our mission.

Rebecca Fitzgerald

Bettine is the Pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Alton.

Bettine Besier

Dorothy is a mother of three children, an advocate for youth empowerment, and a believer in the power of community.

Dorothy Fitzgerald