We are the Dedham Organization for Substance Awareness (DOSA).
In 2018, the Coalition received the Drug Free Communities Grant, allowing us to strengthen community collaboration and engagement to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
We are a community coalition that gathers people together to promote awareness and healthy decision making about drugs and alcohol. It is our goal to provide alternative fun activities for students in Dedham. We want to provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to make an informed decision.
"We believe that all members of the community need to be a part of this to create valuable change in Dedham."
Jessica Tracy, Public Health Nurse Dedham Health Department
The Mission of DOSA is to promote well-being while reducing and preventing youth and adult substance use.
We recognize that addiction is a disease and that recovery is possible.
Our Vision: Each Dedham resident will have the skills, information, resources and support to make healthy decisions around drugs and alcohol. Those struggling with addiction and substance use will have access to treatment and recovery resources, and will be supported without stigma and without judgment.