Support Universal Environmental Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies
Great, but...what does that mean?
'Universal' means that everyone receives the same access to information, regardless of risk factors.
'Environmental' means that the strategies are meant to either create a social norm in which substance misuse/abuse is not viewed favorably, or to change a social norm where it is viewed as "no big deal".
North River Prevention Partners was established in 2015 as Palmetto Prevention Partnership by a small, dedicated group of local folks who saw a need and worked to fill it.
One name change (to reflect the whole North River area), three grant applications, and four years later we finally received the Drug Free Communities grant! The grant is a mix of federal dollars and local elbow grease- $125,000/ year with a 100% match from the community (dollars, in-kind services, and/or volunteer hours). That means over $2.5 million in prevention services for our community over the life of the 10-year grant!
Please read more here: https://www.observernews.net/2019/12/05/organization-gets-1-25m-grant/
We hope you join us in our efforts as we work to protect our community from the devastation that substance abuse can bring.