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Pascrell Announces $450,000 in Drug-Free Community Grants

Pascrell Announces $450,000 in Drug-Free Community Grants Aug 29, 2018 Press Release Awards will help communities fight scourge of substance use among children PATERSON, NJ – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) celebrated the announcement by the...

Miles Austin Student Athlete Conference

On May 31, over 100 high school student athletes and coaches from throughout New Jersey gathered together at Monmouth University for the Miles Austin Student Athlete Conference. This unique event was coordinated by the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute and was sponsored by...

Hidden in Plain Sight

The Hudson County Coalition for a Drug-Free Community (HCCDFC) is committed to reducing youth substance use and educating our community through active projects. This year we participated in National Prevention Week, an annual health observance dedicated to increasing...

Pascrell Announces $50,000 in Drug Prevention Grants

Pascrell Announces $50,000 in Drug Prevention Grants Federal grants will fund community initiatives in Hudson County to combat substance abuse WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and...

Keeping our youth safe !

he Education Department has been informing high school students and their parents about Substance Abuse Awareness. At Bayonne High school they collaborated with the Coalition Department to provide an engaging workshop on the Opioid Epidemic / Fentanyl Crisis to 3...

Making Strides

One of the goals of the Hudson County Coalition for a Drug Free Community aims to reduce prescription drug misuse here in Hudson County. To further expand on that goal, Partners in Prevention recently applied for two grant opportunities and was successful in receiving...

“Please ID me”

This winter, schools in Salem County were trained by LMTI staff about the dangers of underage drinking. The students were eager to see how they could be part of the solution and as a result, the students implemented our “Please ID Me” Campaign. Woodstown,...

It’s not personal, it’s the law.

In July 2017 it was announced that New Jersey was set to become the third state in the nation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 19 to 21. This new law, which went into effect on November 1, 2017 applies to e-cigarettes, as well as conventional...

Senior Weekend Fun!

  In November, LMTI held a Senior Weekend event at YMCA Camp Mason where high school seniors from all over the state of New Jersey attended workshops and sessions to help them prepare for their senior year. They participated in workshops such as stress and time...