[Durham INC] 50% CUTS IN SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH BUDGETS
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Tue Jan 6 06:50:02 EST 2009
Many providers of substance abuse and mental health services funds received
cuts of up to 50% before January 2009. This was not about poor performers,
etc. It was an across the board decrease. I am sure that it was not an easy
decision for the Durham Center, but, my first concern was for those needing
treatment. Our funding was cut also, (pending availability and State budget
issues) and we had to become creative quickly. There are still people who need
NOT ASKING FOR MONEY!!! - MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT - NOT ABOUT MONEY!!
To that end, I am writing to you on behalf of Durham Together for Resilient
Youth, Drug Free Community Coalition. We are a hard-working coalition that
decided to take action a few years ago after researching the relationship
between substance use and incarceration, illness and even death. It shows that
substance abuse exacerbates problems such as domestic violence, child
maltreatment, and homelessness.
We highly respect and actively support the great work currently being done
by local government agencies, and treatment providers
Our membership includes parents and youth as well as valued community
partners. We believe that if we collaborate, we will have a greater impact on
strengthening our families here in Durham and on building resiliency in our youth.
To that end, we would like to invite you to our monthly Community Coalition
meeting on January 9, 2009 at the Durham Public School Staff Development
Center, located at 2107 Hillandale Rd Durham, NC 27705 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
You will hear reports from business, youth, parents, faith, local university
representatives and from North Carolina Prevent Underage Drinking. We will
discuss the Strategic Prevention Framework that guides our work and how these
important steps can lead to substance abuse prevention.
Please RSVP at _www.DurhamTRY.org_ (http://www.durhamtry.org/) – click
calendar. Attendees who join the coalition will receive a binder full of great
information. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Thank you for all you do to support children and families in our community.
Wanda Boone, Chief Executive Director
Durham Together for Resilient Youth
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America MemberNorth Carolina Prevent
Underage Drinking Grant Award Recipient
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