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The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) holds an informative forum on the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the Athol-Orange Elks Club, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Various topics concerning the North Quabbin area are presented by assorted organizations, businesses and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, exclusively supported by membership donations and grants. Your donation is tax deductible.

 


 

North Quabbin Community Coalition
251 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
978-249-3703
Fax 978-575-0474

info@nqcc.org

Task Forces

NQ System of Care | Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force | Invest North Quabbin (INQ) |

Children's Health and Wellness Task Force | North Quabbin Jail to Community Task Force

North Quabbin System of Care

The North Quabbin System of Care (SOC) is an advisory group of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative. The model is a family-centered approach intended to support the values of a true wraparound philosophy, with family support at the heart of decision making. The Community Service Agency contract is held by Clinical & Support Options, Inc. and the local SOC group is part of a regional network which includes both Franklin and Hampshire counties.

Call 978-249-3703 or email info@nqcc.org for more information.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force

Formed in 2011, the Task Force is a community-wide alliance with a diverse membership representing the entire region. The group has been involved in the Drug Take Back events to raise to reduce access to prescription drugs, sponsored the local National Night Out events in both Athol and Orange and has worked in advocating for tighter controls on over the counter products being marketed to youth. The group is now planning parent education workshops and is working with local schools and law enforcement to build prevention efforts and to promote access to treatment for residents of all ages.

Call 978-249-3703 or email info@nqcc.org for more information.

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Invest North Quabbin (INQ)

Invest North Quabbin (INQ) has grown out of the work of the Economic Development Task Force of years past. INQ is driven by a steering committee with feedback from the nine-town region. The project focuses on the growing needs of infrastructure support, housing development, hosting commercial realtor tours, business startup, and training, as well as information and referral to community partners. The North Quabbin Loan Fund works hand in hand with INQ as the loan fund provides gap financing for businesses across the North Quabbin region in Athol, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, New Salem, Erving, Royalston, Wendell, and Warwick.

Call 978-249-3703 or email info@nqcc.org for more information.

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Children's Health and Wellness Task Force

The Children’s Health and Wellness Task Force (CHWTF) focuses on coordinating local efforts to promote wellness for children. Areas of health include nutrition, physical activity, oral health and overall wellness. The Task Force works with community partners to build capacity for promoting resilient families and children. The CHWTF also coordinates the annual Munch & Move family dinner event during the February vacation.

Call 978-249-3703 or email info@nqcc.org for more information.

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North Quabbin Jail to Community Task Force

The North Quabbin Jail to Community Task Force (NQJCTF) is the newest of the NQCC task forces. The task force partners with providers, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Orange District Court, law enforcement and area residents. The mission of this group is to build a network of support and opportunity for North Quabbin residents returning to the community, post incarceration, to promote productive engagement in society, healthy families, and community.

Call 978-249-3703 or email info@nqcc.org for more information.

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