2013 Year in Review
In 2013, HC DrugFree:
Presented drug and alcohol prevention programs to more than
3,790 youths and adults

15 free drug and alcohol prevention programs to Howard County residents, including 3 for high school and middle school students and 1 for Hispanic youth.


  Shared Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish across the county at The Mall in Columbia and through local media: The Business Monthly and the Columbia Flier/Howard County Times.

Launched the strategic plan phase of the new state alcohol grant coordinated by HC DrugFree which includes new technology and increased police patrols to curb underage drinking.  


Established HC DrugFree's office as a Howard County Police Department collection site for semi-annual National Drug Take Back Days. T-shirts provided by our annual sponsor, Proove Biosciences, Inc. and Brian Meshkin.    


Provided free needle and syringe collections in conjunction with semi-annual National Drug Take Back Days thanks to our partnership with the Howard County General Hospital.
Town Hall Meeting

WLHS Cummings Dec 2013

Welcomed Congressman Elijah Cummings to speak to Howard County parents and students twice during the year.



Celebrated as HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council member and River Hill High School student, Athena Kan received the Governor's Service Award for her outstanding service to the community.   



 Congratulated HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi as she was elected to a 4th term as Chair of the Howard County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board and also remained Vice Chair of Howard County Public School's Health Council. 


Shared the winning video in the HoCo FilmFest HC DrugFree category. To view the short film, please click here or go to www.hcdrugfree.org.    

Don Way


Awarded the father of a Howard High School student who attended his school's After Prom and who participated in our parent drawing with a gift card to Stanford Grill.   



Invited county residents to give their opinions on the upcoming media campaign aimed at addressing adult provision of alcohol to minors.
269 Howard County parents responded to the online survey.   


Worked closely with our partners, including the schools and PTA/PTSAs, to get pertinent information out to the Howard County community.   


HC DrugFree Board of Directors and staff thank you for your support in 2013 and we look forward to serving the Howard County community in 2014.     


HC DrugFree Partners:   

Howard County Public School System

PTA Council of Howard County 

Howard County Police Department

  Howard County Health Department

Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services

Howard County Library System 


For more information, please visit www.hcdrugfree.org or contact  

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi  

at 443-325-0040 or Joan@hcdrugfree.org


Si usted est� interesado en los recursos que ofrecemos en espa�ol, favor de comunicarse con Molly Smith, Enlace a la Comunidad Hispana de HC DrugFree, al 443-325-0040 (puede dejar mensaje en espa�ol) o por correo electr�nico: Molly@hcdrugfree.org 


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