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If you missed the screening of the film “If Only” in Winchester, you can see it in Woburn in March:

If Only Movie Poster - Woburn



New Community App: 01890

The Coalition is pleased to announce the launch of its new Coalition Community app: “01890,” available to download for FREE through the iTunes app store and the Google Play store.
This app provides access to the town’s anonymous Text Tip Line (managed by the Winchester Police Department) and to important community resources, including emergency contacts, hotlines, Winchester Public School information, mental and emotional health resources, as well as Coalition information. Users can dial directly from the app or access websites of Winchester schools and other key organizations.
The app was developed to serve the Winchester community by Rosanna Zhang and Qiuyue Liu, current seniors at Winchester High School.

David Petty, Rosanna Zhang, Qiuyue Liu and Dot Butler



The Winchester Coalition For A Safer Community, housed within the Winchester Health Department, is a comprehensive community-based organization that works collaboratively with residents, town departments and agencies to reduce substance abuse, particularly in the youth community, and to foster healthy life choices through education.

The Coalition is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years. This new grant extends the support originally awarded by the Cummings Foundation to the Coalition in 2014 as part of its $100K for 100 grant program.  We are thrilled and deeply honored to have been the beneficiary not only from substantial financial resources but also from the publicity and enhanced standing that comes with the Cummings Foundation’s support.  The Coalition deeply appreciates the Cummings Foundation’s commitment to community.  See for more about the grant.

If you want to know more about the Cummings Foundation, you can learn more about it by reading Bill Cummings’ new memoir, “Starting Small and Making It Big”:  All proceeds from book sales go directly back into the Foundation to be given out as grants to deserving organizations!

The Coalition also gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the John and Mary Murphy Foundation, the Rotary Club of Winchester, the En Ka Society and Winchester Savings Bank as well as the continued support of Spry Moving & Storage and Peak Event Services for our annual Spring and Fall Safe Disposal Days.