Winthrop has a population of 17,737, and is a beautiful Oceanside community situated at the entrance to one of the most sought after harbors in New England. Winthrop is a peninsula of 1.6 square miles and boast some of the most spectacular views on the East Coast. On one side there boasts a panoramic view of the outer harbor, and on the other we side is have the Boston Skyline.e and the inner harbor silhouetted against the sky. Winthrop has the look and feel of a quaint and friendly New England town with shops, parks, marinas, inns and miles of lovely beaches. With a population just under 18,000, Winthrop truly offers what many hope for in living in a small town community. With its excellent public transportation system, Winthrop brings people to and from Boston in just 20 minutes. Winthrop is also just a short boat ride away from many communities on both the North and South Shore.
The Winthrop Board of Health is dedicated to keeping the Town Of Winthrop a healthy and environmentally safe place to live, work, and enjoy what the community has to offer. The Board strives to enhance, protect, and promote public health needs, environmental protection, and quality of life for all. This includes assuring compliance with health and safety regulations and the crucial mission to prepare and respond to public health emergencies. The Winthrop Health Department has prioritized addressing the issue of Substance Use Disorder by implementing the following initiatives:
- Through the WROC, the HiringTown of Winthrop has hired two Peer Recovery Coaches to work with those who facing issues related to Substance Use Disorder an actively using within the Winthrop Community
- Developing strong relationships with Winthrop’s First Responders to tackle the opioid overdose epidemic
- Seeking funding revenues to expand community resources and services
Community Against Substance Abuse
Community Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CASA) is a non-profit organization founded in May of 1997. The formation of CASA came when a group of parents, school officials, law enforcement and other community leaders expressed concern ing of increased substance misuse among youth.
CASA’s mission is to educate partnership members and the Winthrop community about substance misuse and the impact it has on the lives of youth and other residents alike. CASA is committed to identifying and providing resources within the community to help families deal with Substance Use Disorder substance abuse as a complex social and public health problem. CASA aims to help improve the quality of life for all Winthrop residents and provide a safer environment for children and youth. Through the integration of the WROC, the Town of Winthrop and CASA are able to aggressively combat Substance Use Disorder together. CASA’s Programs Include:
- Peaceful Solutions Campaign to -CASA has been a collaborator with the Winthrop Public Schools in the annual Peaceful Solutions campaign held at the A. T. Cummings School. There is a district-wide campaign on makeing good and healthy choices and a culminating event with a featured speaker
- Parent Coffees deliver -CASA and North Suffolk Mental Health have partnered to deliver important educational materials to parents in an informal setting. Hosts invite friends to their homes to discuss a number of topics like curfews, consequences, and adolescent behavior
- Alcohol Edu is an evidence-based curriculum that is available online and can be completed in school or in the after school setting. It is comprised of a series of online courses that help youth think through a variety of scenarios and develop a life plan for dealing with the school and peer pressures