Community Asset Mapping
The big idea is to map every corner of the nation. We believe it will change the way we talk and think about addiction and recovery in our communities.
Community asset mapping is a discipline with origins in community development. For decades, asset mapping was done using clipboards and paper maps. Now, mapping tools from Capacitype bring everything online to gives you one convenient place to find and map resources in your community. Promoting use of these tools is an important part of the efforts behind the Addiction Resource Hub.
Asset mapping can be done when starting a new initiative and need information about what’s already available in your community, when you are making program and service decisions, or when you want to mobilize and empower your community to better use available resources.