What We Believe

Find out what our vision for the Southshire is, our mission, and what we believe.


ACT’s Vision

A safe, supportive, and healthy Southshire community.

ACT’s Mission

To empower, mobilize, and inspire communities to act in collaboration to prevent and reduce substance use across all ages and promote greater wellness and long-term health in the Southshire region of Bennington County.

We Believe…

  • All children are good.
  • All children matter.
  • Children are an important part of our community. Substance misuse can impact their ability to contribute.
  • Parents and caregivers have the greatest influence on the children they care for.    
  • Everyone can make healthy choices. ACT will provide support to community members in making healthy choices and delaying first time substance use.
  • Prevention is the best treatment.
  • Knowledge is power! ACT will empower the community by providing clear and accurate information.
  • ACT does not discriminate. Our support will be available to all community members.