Services Available to Businesses

The Southwest Council, Inc. offers a variety of services that benefit not only business owners, but employees as well. These programs help you become more educated about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and how they effect the workplace. We provide businesses and their employees with the services necessary to have a happier, healthier work environment.

Most services are grant-funded, however those indicated by an asterisk ( * ), require a fee for service.

Coping with Work and Family Stress*
A research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce stress and the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adults with the skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations and to reduce stressors which can contribute to mental or physical health problems.

Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition
The Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition is committed to reducing substance abuse among youth and strengthening the community through prevention education and collaboration. The Coalition is comprised of key stakeholders from the entire community that include but are not limited to representatives of youth, educators, law enforcement, parents, faith leaders, health professionals, media, local government and business. If you have an interest in making Cumberland County a healthy and safe place to live, work and play, please contact us for information about becoming involved in any of our ongoing initiatives.

Want to know more? Please visit the coalition’s website by clicking here.

Cumberland County Human Services Transportation Program
The Cumberland County Human Services Transportation Program, CCHSTP offers free of charge, non-emergency transportation for residents of Cumberland County who need transportation to the following services: Mental Health Counseling/Services, Family Support Services and Programs, Healthcare/Medical Appointments, Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services, Prevention Programs, Early Intervention Programs, Social Service Appointments, and Other Healthcare services. Call 1-800-856-9609 for more information.

Want to know more? Click here  for English or click here for Spanish

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Current Trends in Street Drugs*
This statewide project is designed to alert and educate parents, educators, youth, college students or concerned community members about the signs, symptoms and dangers of a variety of legal and illegal drugs, including current drug trends.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)*
A valuable service provided to local businesses that helps to identify and to assist employees with substance abuse and related problems. Certified staff provide intervention services to employers to assist them with various concerns. For more information on the Employee Assistance Programs The Southwest Council, Inc. offers, please call Tom Worrell at (856) 794-1011 ext. 301.

Evaluation, Assessment, and Treatment Services*
Professional substance abuse evaluations, assessment, and treatment provided as a professional service for adolescents and adults.

Fatal Vision Goggles Project*
This project addresses the serious problem of drinking and driving in NJ. The goal is to educate people on the dangers of over-consumption and drunk driving. This project sends a clear message that alcohol should not be consumed by anyone under the age of 21.

Film Library
Over 400 assorted alcohol, tobacco, and other drug educational videos and DVDs are available for ages 4 through adult on a wide variety of topics. Many titles are available in Spanish.

GRASP – Gloucester Regional Addictive Substances Prevention Coalition
The Gloucester Regional Addictive Substance Prevention Coalition was formed to build healthy communities by reducing underage drinking, illegal substances with a special focus of opioids, and prescription medication across the lifespan. Our Coalition promotes coordination and partnership between organizations to create environments that are alcohol, tobacco and drug free. We build links between local organizations and individuals who are working to accomplish common goals. With the great partnerships of this coalition, we believe that we can crush the illegal use of prescription medication and underage drinking. It is a pleasure to work with the professionals and people of Gloucester County, to make the region of Gloucester County a safer and better place for our children’s future.

Want to know more? Please visit the coalition’s website by clicking here.

Partnership for Success
The Partnership for Success initiative was formed in Gloucester County to expand and enhance the GRASP Coalition and in the Cumberland/Salem County region to expand and enhance the Salem-Cumberland Regional Action Toward Community Health (SCRATCH) Coalition. Partnership for Success (PFS) initiatives address five priority areas which include: underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, tobacco prevention efforts, New Jersey returning veterans, and older adults (seniors).

For more information on Partnership for Success in Gloucester County, click here.

For more information on Partnership for Success in the Cumberland/Salem County region, click here.

Professional Trainings & Workshops
Educational services for professionals, businesses and community groups are available to increase awareness of risk factors leading to substance abuse and to train individuals on prevention strategies. Upcoming trainings and workshops can be found by visiting our calendar page.

SCRATCH – Salem Cumberland Regional Action Toward Community Health Coalition
SCRATCH engages community partners in Cumberland and Salem Counties to establish and sustain the environmental changes necessary to eliminate substance use and abuse. We will consistently develop and promote healthy opportunities and permanent change for current and future generations.

Want to know more? Please visit the coalition’s website by clicking here.

Take Control of Your Health*
A 2 ½ hour six-week program being offered once weekly specifically for people in recovery. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to incorporate better nutrition and exercise into your weekly schedule, learn some easy relaxation techniques, and see how simple it can be to take better care of yourself so you can not only sustain your recovery, but also thrive in it.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Council welcomes volunteers of all ages to assist with the many programs we offer.

We Check for 21!
An education and advocacy campaign for the hospitality industry and retailers designed to improve compliance with the state’s legal drinking age: Alcohol sellers pledge to check the IDs of young buyers.