The State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has extended their grant award to our service region through September 2020 to concentrate on reducing prescription and non prescription drug use, concentrating on the opioid use/misuse/abuse.
The State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has awarded us a grant for 2019-2020 that focuses primarily on alcohol/nicotine use among our youth.
Although grants are a great source of funding for prevention activities they are restricted in what they are allowed to do. Community partnerships are a great source to help fill in the gap where grant funding leaves off. Allowing us to purchase items and provide activities and entertainment for our youth and children is a great way to cultivate a positive atmosphere for our young people to grow and enrich their lives.