Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition receives $8,000 Community Coalition GrantWritten by Theresa Rose on July 1, 2015
Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition receives $8,000 Community Coalition Grant to fund substance abuse prevention efforts. Only two grants were awarded in the state of Iowa, with Clinton Substance Abuse Council dba Gateway ImpACT Coalition receiving the additional $8,000 grant.
The Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition has received an $8,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Public Health to fund alcohol compliance checks, support law enforcement in party patrols, Text-A-Tip, and to launch a yearlong campaign “Talk. They Hear You.”
The Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition is a nonprofit organization serving Henry County with the goal of reducing substance abuse among youth and adults.
The coalition relies on community wide participation, and emphasizes parental involvement, advocacy, and collaboration with schools and youth-serving agencies. Formed in the 1980’s, the organization has helped hundreds of local youth achieve and maintain substance free lives. The coalition has been receiving federal grant dollars for the past ten years, which will end September 30th.
“We are excited and grateful to receive these funds to continue prevention work in Henry County. It is a great place to raise kids! These funds will allow us to continue our efforts in keeping drugs and alcohol out of the hands of youth.” said Cherry Sandeen, Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition coordinator. She continued by saying, “It is important for community members to realize even though there are areas of concern with substance abuse in Henry County, most kids don’t use drugs.”
The Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition is accepting donations to fund future substance abuse prevention efforts. For more information on the Henry County Substance Abuse Coalition or how you can support its community efforts, please visit their facebook page, webpage at healthyhenrycounty.org or call Cherry Sandeen at 319-385-8126.