LATEST PRESS RELEASE - THE CASA COALITION RECIEVES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANOTHER YEAR

(Wolcott, CT) The Citizens Against Substance Abuse (CASA) Coalition will enter their second year of funding from the

White House Drug Policy Office for the Drug Free Community Support Program grant fund. The grant will continue to fund the Coalition to reduce substanceabuse and promote wellness in Wolcott. The CASA Coalition focused on increases in the protective factors in the community by developing and maintaining relationships with community sectors such as businesses, media, civic organizations, faith based organizations, healthcare professionals and parents. Within the past year, the Coalition members have held an opioid awareness forum, alcohol town hall meeting, drug take back day, family and movie day, and various educational presentations.

Wolcott CASA will continue to work to reduce youth’s use of alcohol and marijuana through education, enforcement, and other environmental strategies that focus on decreasing access & availability. CASA’s plan is to increase awareness and positive behaviors of community members in Wolcott. The Coalition will also be working to decrease the percentage of Wolcott youth who report getting alcohol from home or at parties and increase family boundaries and communication regarding alcohol and marijuana use.

The CASA Coalition invites you to join our group, which is open to the public. The Coalition meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Wolcott Police Department. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and anyone who lives, works, or visits Wolcott is invited to attend. For more information on upcoming events and monthly meetings, please visit www.wolcottcasa.org or on

CASA’s Facebook and Twitter accounts: wolcottcasa.

CASA is a prevention coalition and is made up of dedicated volunteers from all sectors of the community. CASA implements many different strategies for community change, such as health promotion, policy change, education, awareness, etc. Currently,

CASA is a grantee of the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant administered The White House Office of National Drug

Control Policy (ONDCP). For more information on CASA and the work that we do please contact Director

Kathryn Glendon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CASA LAWN SIGNS

If you are proud to be a part of the CASA Coalition and would like a lawn sign for your front yard, please contact:

Kate Glendon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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