The GRASP Coalition and The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey have collaborated to present Knock Out Opiate Abuse Town Hall meeting to address the issue of opiate abuse in our communities across the state.
Town hall meetings provide an opportunity to dialogue with community members and learn their concerns, needs and questions about the opioid abuse epidemic in New Jersey and in the local community. Town hall meetings provide opportunities for community members to discuss a topic in the presence of stakeholders and others in the community. These structured conversations provide panelists an opportunity to listen to the community. At these town hall meetings, the audience can share their concerns, questions, and success strategies and ask questions to of the stakeholders.
These community level meetings will be in concert with the recommendations of the Surgeon General’s report on addiction. It is necessary to work together as a community to try and come up with ways to eradicate this epidemic and to change the public attitude toward addiction, and change attitudes on addiction to ultimately reduce and prevent opiate abuse.
LongHorn Steakhouse®, is proud that fundraising is such a huge part of community involvement.
Join us June 14,2017, as LongHorn Steakhouse® partners with The Southwest Council through the Dining for Dollars program. Bring your voucher in between the hours of 4:00pm and 9:00pm and LongHorn Steakhouse® will donate 10% of your check to The Southwest Council.
The program is no cost to the participants and has many incentives including a fun, engaging and interactive field trip at the end of the program in addition to weekly drawings for gift cards and a family dinner at each session. The program will run for 7 weeks beginning May 11 through June 22. The program is being held at the Riverview Family Success Center in Penns Grove although anyone from any county can attend and if needed, transportation can be provided.
The evidenced-based program “Strengthening Families” works to support families whom are affiliated in some way to the military. The objectives of the program are to encourage healthy and positive behaviors, promote effective discipline, develop family values and communication skills, and resist peer pressure and cope with stress with healthy strategies.
In a collaborative effort between the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the Cumberland County Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services , and The Southwest Council, Inc. this volunteer program provides training in the guidance and support of others seeking freedom from addiction through peer-to-peer recovery mentorship. Those personally impacted by addiction, in long-term recovery, or wishing to make a difference in the recovery community are encouraged to apply. Applications due May 31.