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 grant funding from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Use Prevention led by the University of New England (UNE) to implement programs that directly impact the communities served. The project is sponsored by the Cumberland County Government.