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Lovelee Heller, Program Director

City Hall Annex
50 Evergreen Avenue
Somerville, MA 02145

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Phone: 617-625-6600 ext. 4322

Operating Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
8:30 A.M. -- 4:30 P.M. Thursday:
8:30 A.M. -- 7:30 P.M.
8:30 A.M. -- 12:30 P.M.

Somerville Cares About Prevention


Somerville Cares About Prevention is currently hiring Youth Leaders for our Somerville Positive Forces Youth Leadership Development Programs: SPF100 (for teens)  and SPFJr. (for 6th -8th grade students). Leaders will work as part of a team to promote youth health/wellness; and address issues related to underage drinking and drug abuse. 

Please see the applications and job descriptions below for more information and to apply:

Return completed applications to Lovelee Heller, Somerville Cares About Prevention, 50 Evergreen Avenue, Somerville, MA  02145. 

For more information about Somerville Positive Youth Programs please contact Lovelee Heller at 617-625-6600 x4322 or


Somerville Cares About Prevention, a community based coalition supported by the City's Health Department, works to reduce substance abuse, as well as the harms associated with such use among Somerville residents with a particular focus on youth.

Our goals are to:

  • Reduce underage drinking and drug use
  • Mobilize community members to help protect youth and influence them to make positive choices
  • Increase knowledge of risks associated with substance use
  • Increase knowledge of protective factors that can help youth avoid substance use

Our mission statement is:

To bring together and mobilize the diverse community of Somerville to prevent and address issues associated with substance abuse while promoting positive mental, spiritual, and physical health, especially among our youth.

We work with parents, schools, community organizations and retailers. SCAP believes in addressing the issues of alcohol and drug abuse by adhering to the principle of using "Multiple Strategies in Multiple Settings." We welcome participation and ideas from community members. Please contact us about ways to get involved!