Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community – CHEC

CHEC logoSince 1986 a local group known as the AHM Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention Task Force have worked together to minimize the impact of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the regional community.  Today our efforts are increased to incorporate community wellness with an emphasis on helping to keep youth drug free.  Our former task force is now called the Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community, or CHEC.

Through the efforts of the CHEC Coalition, AHM was awarded a federal grant, one of fewer than 200 nationwide communities to help combat local underage drinking, prescription drug abuse and the prevention of marijuana use.  The grant award, which is for five consecutive years, is funded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Drug Free Communities Support Program.  Read more…


Parents have the greatest influence over whether their kids use drugs and alcohol.  Communication is key!  In this talk you will learn:  How to have an ongoing conversation about drugs and alcohol with your kids; What to say and do if your child is already using drugs and alcohol; General tips for setting boundaries and expectations with your child.  Please join us for this community forum on Wednesday, October 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  For more information, please take a look at our flyer.


AHM CHEC Coalition presents a discussion series about important topics related to parenting teens.  This series is free of charge and no registration is required.  All talks are held at the AHM building, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron.  To learn more, please continue here…


Connecticut is one of the states in the country that has what is called a Social Host Law.  This law states that it is illegal for an adult to permit a minor in Connecticut to possess liquor in a dwelling or on private property.  To read more about this law, please continue here…

Please take a look at our links below.  For more information on RALLY and the CHEC, or to get involved, contact our Project Coordinator, Brendan Grimm, at