About Us

Casco Bay Create Awareness Now (CAN) partners with adults who influence youth to prevent youth substance use in eight Southern Maine communities: Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal, and Yarmouth.

We help build the capacity of the communities we serve through a shared vision with our Coalition members who include parents, teachers, law enforcement, health care providers, faith-based leaders, coaches, business owners, youth, and others.

Coalition members secured $125,000 annually in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement a Drug-Free Communities program to directly impact the communities served for the next five years. The project is sponsored by the Cumberland County Government.