Welcome to Pequawket Valley Health Initiatives

Teen Substance Abuse in Maine

Pequawket Valley Health Initiatives aims to find ways to promote healthy living and curb teen substance abuse in western Maine and New Hampshire towns.

The organization was founded by Chris Whitaker, a resident of Fryeburg. He is also the President of the health initiative.

We are glad you are here! We hope you spend some time reviewing all the resources available to you. Ask Questions! Be Curious! Educate Yourself!

Alateen Meetings – Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Chris & Mary Whitaker

Mission Statement

The mission of P.V.H.I. is to help and support people in the Maine & New Hampshire community in their efforts to lead substance-free healthy, happy and rewarding lives. Our organization will provide for the exchange of information, and the leveraging of all resources in an effort to identify school and community needs on substance abuse prevention and recovery.

We will create environmental solutions that reduce youth substance use by identifying and implementing evidence based programs and best practices that encourage healthy lifestyle choices. We aim to strengthen the health, well-being, and the success of the community by identifying resources and facilitating access to those resources.

The Fryeburg Area Coalition is a partnership of residents, organizations, and businesses with a primary focus on a healthier future.


Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey
Teen Substance Abuse
Common Ground Counseling

For more information about P.V.H.I. Please Contact

Chris Whitaker at (207) 332-7735

Board Members & Volunteer Support Needed

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