Supporting Charlestown Youth and Families for Over a Quarter Century

Charlestown Against Drugs is now Charlestown Health and Development. Our new name reflects a continued commitment to promoting healthy growth and development of youth, families, and community through healthful activities that encourage teamwork, cooperation, trust, self-reliance, and self-esteem.

Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

Our Team

Our Team

Our Beneficiaries

Our Beneficiaries

Our Mission

Charlestown Health and Development (CHAD) began as a coalition of Charlestown residents working with youth-serving organizations, the police department, and others to prevent or reduce substance abuse in the community through educational initiatives about the dangers of substance abuse and other health risk behaviors. In addition, CHAD promotes and supports activities that provide youth with alternatives to drugs.

CHAD Tennis

CHAD Tennis

To engage young people of all ability levels in activities that promote a healthy lifestyle while also providing the support necessary to help them achieve their goals both on and off the tennis court.​

Like us on Facebook

for the very latest updates on news, events, and photos.

Follow us on Twitter

to stay plugged in to the latest #gossip.

Share photos on Instagram

Have a photographic thumb? Tag us!