Cohasset ASP is a group of individuals that have a common goal of getting to know and help families in the Central Appalachian Mountains. CASP works with the national non-profit organization, Appalachia Service Project, to serve some of the poorest communities in the United States. The Reverend Gary Ritts and his wife Judy brought this mission trip to Cohasset in 1989 with a small group of 28 students and adults.

We have now grown to include as many as 200 volunteers who join us from several towns on Boston’s South Shore as well as enthusiastic alumni who travel from all across the country each year to join the effort once again. Read more about ASP.

Information for Teens (grades 9-12)

Information for CITs (college age)

Information for Adult Group Leaders

Information for Parents of Participants

Our statement of values:

We believe that each person is a child of God imbued with dignity and worth.

We accept people right where they are and just the way they are.

We believe that affordable, safe, sanitary housing is a basic human right.

We are committed to witness through the good quality of our work and careful stewardship of our resources.

We believe God calls volunteers to serve others as partners in ministry and we will encourage their growth in faith, as they are involved in this service.

We believe that wherever CASP is involved in local communities we will encourage, affirm, and support social and economic justice.