Morrow County Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention-DAAP received $2,500 from Drug Free Action Alliance as a recipient of the #PUSH4Prevention Community Stipend.
“The Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention of Morrow County (DAAP) wishes to thank DFAA for its bold Initiative to award us the #PUSH4Prevention Community Stipend, coordinated by the Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence and Ohio College Initiative at DFAA. We are aware this is possible with funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our Mission is to bring drug and alcohol awareness to the Morrow County community through educational programs, speakers, and organized events. This funding provided the DAAP coalition the ability not only to implement our strategies in Morrow County but to increase innovation and quality to a preventative message of substance misuse to a community with enhancing partnership with law enforcement.” –Ben McDay, Chairperson
DAAP’s goal is to reduce the misuse/abuse of prescription/over the counter medications drugs along with reducing the availability of prescription drugs in the community by increasing the pounds of
prescription drugs collected and decreasing the number of community members who inappropriately dispose of their unwanted/unused medication through collaboration and awareness.
“Thanks to funding from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, our agency is able to help both community coalitions and campuses make crucial, public health investments in preventing substance misuse,” said Marcie Seidel, Drug Free Action Alliance’s executive director. “We’re excited to see how these organizations’ initiatives will improve the lives of many in their communities.”
DAAP of Morrow County was one of nine recipients of the stipend and one of several dozen applicants for the #PUSH4Prevention Community Stipend, which funds coalitions and campuses to implement or enhance prevention programs in their communities to prevent substance misuse.
“We had many great applications, and I know that the recipients will do an excellent job of reducing substance misuse in their communities,” said Seidel. “The grant recipients all demonstrated thoughtful plans to prevent the misuse and abuse of substances in their communities and on their campuses.”
The #Push4Prevention Community Stipend is made possible with support from Ohio MHAS and is administered by DFAA’s Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence and Ohio College Initiative to Enhance Student Wellness.
Drug Free Action Alliance is a certified prevention agency leading the way in promoting healthy lives through the prevention of substance abuse and fostering mental health wellness for 30 years. DFAA is nationally recognized for building networks that empower communities to create safe and healthy environments. For more information, visit www.DrugFreeActionAlliance.org.