Our friends at the Hazel Pittman Center are applying for a grant that would benefit our county. Please take a moment to read Elizabeth's email and see if you or someone you know might have time to volunteer!
As I explained earlier, the Hazel Pittman Center is in the process of applying for the Drug Free Communities grant which will bring up to 1 million dollars in grant funding to Chester County. This grant will assist in sustaining the ECHO DUI Task Force that is currently supported by grant funds as well as broaden the Task Force’s focus to include all issues associated with youth substance abuse in Chester County.
In order for us to apply for the grant we must have representatives from 12 different sectors. We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on the Coalition to represent the following sectors:
If you or anyone you know would be willing to serve on the future Drug Free Communities Coalition please let us know.
Meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Chester.
The goal of this coalition will be to address youth substance abuse throughout Chester County. It will be a continuation of the ECHO Coalition that is already in place. Some of the projects we have worked on in the past include:
Prescription Drug Take Back Day’s
Chester County DUI Checkpoints
The Out of Their Hands and Prom Promise initiative
Various media campaigns and projects centered around youth substance abuse
Thank you again for your assistance in spreading the word about this grant opportunity.