Apr
25
to Jul 6

Strengthening Families Program

Commercial Township, NJ - Join The Southwest Council for the Strengthening Families Program at Forest Lakes Family Success Center (2009 Spring Garden Rd. Millville, NJ).  

SFP is a family skills training
program designed to increase communication and develop healthy habits within the family. The SFP program will be held from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6. 


SFP Includes
-Fun and informative lessons for parents, children, and the family as a whole
-Dinner provided at each session
-Tips and strategies for improving communication and quality time within the family
-Guest Speakers
-Graduation Gifts
*Must attend 5 of 7 sessions to graduate
**Must have a child between the ages of 10-14

For more information contact Adrienne Davis 856-494-4950 x 12 or adrienne@southwestcouncil.org 

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May
14
to Jul 5

Strengthening Families Program

Glassboro, NJ - Join The Southwest Council for the Strengthening Families Program at the Mosaic Family Success Center (110 E. High St. Glassboro, NJ 08028).

SFP is a family skills training
program designed to increase communication and develop healthy habits within the family. The SFP program will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on June 7, 14, 28 and July 5, 12, 19, & 26. 


SFP Includes
-Fun and informative lessons for parents, children, and the family as a whole
-Dinner provided at each session
-Tips and strategies for improving communication and quality time within the family
-Guest Speakers
-Graduation Gifts
*Must attend 5 of 7 sessions to graduate
**Must have a child between the ages of 10-14

For more information contact Angelica Lawler 856-794-1011 x 319 or angelica@southwestcouncil.org 

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Apr
19
to May 31

Family Nights Out

Vineland, NJ - Join The Southwest Council for Family Nights Out at Monarch Family Success Center on Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

SFP is a family skills training
program designed to increase communication and develop healthy habits within the family. The SFP program will be held April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.


SFP Includes
-Fun and informative lessons for parents, children, and the family as a whole
-Dinner provided at each session
-Tips and strategies for improving communication and quality time within the family
-Guest Speakers
-Graduation Gifts
*Must attend 5 of 7 sessions to graduate
**Must have a child between the ages of 10-14

For more information contact Bethany Vega bethany@southwestcouncil.org or 856-794-1011 x 323

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Mar
1
to May 31

Camp YEY

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Camp YEY is a week-long youth leadership development camp for children in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties entering 4th - 8th grade. Camp YEY campers will receive educational lessons on subjects such as the following: peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, decision making, communication and self-esteem. Camp YEY is provided at no cost through grant funding. Counselor Assistant (CA) positions available to former campers entering 9th - 12th grade who have exceptional leadership skills. 

 

Campers entering 6th, 7th & 8th grades are eligible to attend:
August 6th - August 10th, 2018 from 9am-3:15pm

Campers entering 4th & 5th grades are eligible to attend:
August 13th - 17th, 2018 from 9am-3:15pm

Register for Camp YEY online!

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Feb
23
9:00 PM21:00

Points Penalties & Pills

Gloucester County, NJ - On Friday, February 23, from 9:00am to 1:00pm Gloucester Regional Addictive Substance Prevention (GRASP) Coalition will be hosting at Rowan College of Gloucester County a youth athletic conference entitled “POINTS PENALTIES PILLS” aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic and the effects on student athletes.  

GRASP is encouraging all Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers, School Personnel, Parents/Guardians in Gloucester County to attend this event. The day will consist of expert practitioners, solutions oriented workshops, and an engaging panel discussion. This is a free event that only requires prior registration to attend. For those who request it, CEU hours will be given. 

The inception of the conference came from the GRASP prescription/heroin committee as they worked together to bring solutions to prevent prescription drug abuse and collaborated with The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) and New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Ave Altersitz, Executive County Superintendent of Gloucester County, became involved as a part of the DOE’s commitment to the students in Gloucester County: “Too many young athletes are losing their lives to addiction. It's important that parents and school employees are educated about the overprescribing of opioids and the signs of addiction. Our children's lives depend on this knowledge.”

The conference is one of the many ways the GRASP coalition works to help educate and spread awareness consistent with the coalition’s mission of preventing the abuse of addictive substances through strategic community partnerships. Our stakeholders come together once a month and participate in various subcommittees that representing our three areas of focus: 1) alcohol abuse/underage drinking, 2) marijuana and tobacco, 3) prescription drugs and heroin.

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Announcing: 4th Annual Tree of Hope

We are excited about our upcoming 4th Annual Tree of Hope, which will take place from 6-8pm on Friday, December 1st at the Cumberland County Community Church in Millville, NJ! After the success of last year’s Tree of Hope Coffeehouse Fundraiser, the Southwest Council will again host this fundraising event in a coffeehouse format. Tree of Hope partners with numerous artists, organizations, treatment facilities, and the larger community to raise funds for local Recovery Support Services. 

Tree of Hope seeks to achieve several objectives:

1st objective: to celebrate our local recovery community and commemorate lives lost to the disease of addiction.

2nd objective: to raise awareness about and funds for local Recovery Support Services

3rd objective: to create connection and combat stigma, while spreading the message that recovery is possible and worthy of supporting! 

Tree of Hope creates a warm, hospitable atmosphere with live music, coffee, food, and a place to come together in celebration as we aspire to be a healthy and whole community free from substance abuse addiction. A unique element of Tree of Hope is the musical artists who carry the tenor of the night. The program is designed primarily around music and letting the commonality of music add to the anthem of recovery. At this year’s Tree of Hope we will publicly install 14 newly trained peer recovery coaches! 

There are two ways we are asking for support: 

Share: spread the word about the coffeehouse for a sober, fun Friday night event! 

Give: in some meaningful way; whether money, time or offer your talents.

There is no fee to attend the coffeehouse; all voluntary donations benefit support recovery services, like sustaining the volunteer recovery coaches. Attendees can donate by purchasing commemorative ornaments to write names of their loved ones  to honor those suffering from addiction, in recovery, or whose lives were lost to overdose. There will also be additional opportunities to give throughout the night. 

We hope you will join us! Let us know you are coming by registering for a ticket.

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Nov
2
4:30 PM16:30

Bird's Eye Strengthening Families

  • Bird's Eye Family Success Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join The Southwest Council for Strengthening Families (SFP) at Bird's Eye Family Success Center. SFP is a family skills training
program designed to increase communication and develop healthy habits within the family. The SFP program will be held on Thursdays for 7 weeks.

SFP Includes
-Fun and informative lessons for parents, children, and the family as a whole
-Dinner provided at each session
-Tips and strategies for improving communication and quality time within the family
-Guest Speakers
-Graduation Gifts
*Must attend 5 of 7 sessions to graduate
**Must have a child between the ages of 10-14

For more information contact Adrienne Davis 856-494-4950 or adrienne@southwestcouncil.org

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Sep
27
5:45 PM17:45

Knock Out Opiate Abuse Town Hall Meeting

  • Rowan College at Gloucester County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. 

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Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

Dining For Dollars

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.

Download Your Voucher Here!

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May
11
to Jun 22

Family Nights Out

  • Riverview Family Succeess Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Apr
20
to May 31

Peer Recovery Training

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.

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