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Community Wide Substance Abuse Prevention Projects

Hertford County, SAFE Night USA, 1999-2000
Hertford County, SAFE Night USA, an event where middle school children and their families will learn about increasing resiliency skills while participating in healthy, age-appropriate activities. Project Coordinator: Ms. Regina Parker, Roanoke-Chowan Human Services Center Rt. 2, Box 22-A, Ahoskie, NC 27910, Phone: (252) 332-4137.

Edgecombe County, Project Exodus, 2001-2002
Edgecombe County, Project Exodus, a project of Bridging The Gap of Eastern Carolina, Inc., is an outgrowth of an area wide Drug Prevention Leadership Institute. Project Exodus is a working project consisting of a group of people who are dedicated to fostering ongoing collaboration and coalition building between formal and informal community factions. The overall goal is to reduce the drug problem by promoting safer, healthier, and more educated neighborhoods. Five subcommittees (Education, Parenting, Government, Faith, and Substance Abuse) have been formed to address needs. Efforts include a fatherhood initiative, parenting education for single parents, community education seminars, mentor training, churches adopting families in need and an initiative to help in bridging the gap between needing help and getting it. Project Coordinator: Linwood Williams, Bridging the Gap of Eastern Carolina, Inc. PO Box 6888, Rocky Mount, NC 27802, Phone: 252-446-2134, Funded: $2,000.

Lenoir County, Drug Awareness and Prevention, 2000-2001
Lenoir County, Drug Awareness and Prevention, is a multi-faceted community-based program that will join other community agencies and organizations to provide four community-wide events, focusing on ATOD, parenting and crime issues. A poster contest for youth in all of the county schools, all youth clubs, and child-care services will focus on drugs and crime. Wining posters will be used for advertisement for two of the major events. Project Coordinator: Joyce Clark, Executive Director, Young Women's Outreach Center PO Box 5023, Kinston, NC 28503, Phone: 252-527-7844, Funded: $2,000.

Pitt County, Systems Organized to Deter Abuse of Substances (SODAS), 2000-2001
Pitt County, Systems Organized to Deter Abuse of Substances (SODAS). This is a community-based multidisciplinary group of professionals whose mission is to reduce the effects of ATOD in Pitt County. They will develop an educational brochure on the prevention of ATOD abuse. In addition, they will create, market, and maintain a SODAS website with other appropriate website links. Their goal is to establish SODAS as a reliable source of information on alcohol and substance abuse in Pitt County. Project Coordinator: Johann Bleicher, Director of Education, Safe Communities Coalition of Pitt County, Inc., % P.O.R.T., 116 Health Drive, Greenville, NC 27834, Phone: 252-413-1950, Funded: $2,000.

Wilson County, I'm Special/Simple Pleasures, 2001-2002
Wilson County, I'm Special/Simple Pleasures, a science-based prevention program for third and fourth graders living in public housing communities. The goal is to provide information about I'm Special to fifty faith based organizations and recruit and train fifteen facilitators for the program. Simple Pleasures is an ongoing activity designed to strengthen families and communities by demonstrating to participants the importance of low cost or no cost fun activities as healthy alternatives to alcohol and other drug involvement. This is a collaborative effort among several community agencies and organizations. Project Coordinator: Phillip Mooring, Wilson Families in Action, Inc. PO Box 3553, Wilson, NC 27895, Phone: 252-237-1242, Funded: $2,000.

Wilson County, Simple Pleasures and Parent-to-Parent, 2002-2003
Wilson County, Simple Pleasures and Parent-to-Parent, will be provided by Wilson Families in Action (WFA). Simple Pleasures is an ongoing activity designed to strengthen families and communities by demonstrating to participants the importance of low cost or no cost fun activities as healthy alternatives to alcohol and other drug involvement. This is a collaborative effort among several community agencies and organizations. The Parent-to-Parent program is the WFA's initiative to revitalize its parent training effort. WFA is serving as the coordinating agency for the new NC Parent Corps initiative that currently includes 11 sites and 14 Parent Leaders. WFA will train 2 facilitators and implement 4 parent workshops involving up to 32 parents/caregivers. The participants will develop attitudes and abilities to deal more directly with the critical adolescent issues of drug and alcohol use, violence and other risky behaviors. Project Coordinator: Phillip Mooring, Wilson Families in Action, Inc. PO Box 3553, Wilson, NC 27895, Phone: 252-237-1242, Funded: $2,000.