We are pastors and politicians. We are police officers and social workers. We are teachers and business owners. We are nurses, doctors, and administrators. We are community organizers and youth counselors.

We love this town, and we believe it is time for all of us to acknowledge the growing problem with substance abuse in our community. We aren’t unique in facing this problem, but we are unique in our sense of community and our ability to come together to provide solutions.

Our board and members have pledged to harness the power that comes from a collaborative drawing from disciplines as diverse as law enforcement, medicine, town government, education, commerce, the faith community, and the Massachusetts state legislature. 

Dr. Brian Blake, Superintendent Ipswich Schools
Steve Barrett, Family Physician
Dave Clark, Ipswich Business Owner
Patty DiTullio, Director Ipswich Public Library
Officer Joe Perna, Ipswich Police
Chris Nadai, Essex Resident, YMCA Board Member


This resource guide was compiled by Ipswich Aware to provide a listing of available local resources regarding substance abuse. We are not making recommendations or endorsements for any specific program or service. Every individual’s needs and circumstances are different and we advise all site visitors to contact your medical or mental health professional to discuss your options. In case of emergency call 911 immediately.