Drug Free Coalition Awarded $125,000 Grant

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

9:00 AM

The Skamania County One Prevention Alliance was awarded a FY 2014 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $125,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant is renewable for a 5 year term with the availability of an additional 5 year term.

 The Coalition’s mission is to increase the health and well-being of the youth, parents and community of the Stevenson-Carson School District by reducing and preventing drug and alcohol use through education, intervention, and outreach. Their strategies include:

 Reduce youth access and use of marijuana through community collaboration and providing education for families and community members on the implementation of I-502 and harms of regular marijuana use.

Reduce youth access and use of alcohol by increasing community participation in responsible alcohol ownership, educate retailer outlets and encourage increased enforcement for providing to minors and underage drinking.

 “On behalf of One Prevention Alliance, we are very excited about the opportunity to bring better prevention opportunities to the youth of our community”, stated Chief Deputy David Waymire.

 If you are interested in learning more about One Prevention Alliance or volunteering for their activities, please contact Chief David Waymire or Prevention Specialist Susie Strom at 509-427-9490.

 

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Thank you for your assistance

Dave Cox

Undersheriff

Skamania County Sheriff’s Office

509-427-9490

Email: davec@co.skamania.wa.us