Evening of Prevention for Rivertown Parents

OSSINING COMMUNITIES THAT CARE, CROTON COMMUNITY COALITION, PHELPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CENTER, ARMS ACRES AND DRUG CRISIS IN OUR BACKYARD JOIN FORCES TO PREVENT DRUG USE BY LOCAL TEENS

Ossining and Croton, NY – Billed as an “Evening of Prevention for Rivertown Parents,” local health-serving organizations are partnering to present “Setting Our Kids on a Substance-Free Path,” a community discussion and presentation that will make the expertise and perspective of local practitioners available to all interested and concerned parents in the area. The session will be held at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, in the Budarz Theater, on Tuesday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. (more…)

Croton Community Coalition Receives Competitive Grant

(Croton-on-Hudson, NY) – The Croton Community Coalition will be receiving a five year, $125,000 a year, Drug Free Communities (DFC) continuation grant in order to continue its national award-winning efforts to keep Croton youth safe and drug free, according to Laurie Dean, Coalition Coordinator. Dean made the official announcement at the Coalition’s October board meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

“This is an exciting time for the Croton Community Coalition. In this, our sixth year, the continuation grant will allow us to develop new, innovative and award-winning programs that proactively keep our Croton teens safe and drug free. In partnership with the school district, the Village, and with the support from a variety of community sectors, we are making a difference in a very public way,” said Dean. (more…)

Croton Community Coalition to Hold Fifth Annual Candlelight Vigil to Proactively Keep Croton Teens Safe and Drug-Free

2014.Candlelight VIGIL.1Croton-on-Hudson, NY – The Croton Community Coalition will hold its Fifth Annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6pm – 8pm at Vassallo Park, Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Organizers of the annual vigil welcome everyone who wishes to celebrate loved ones in recovery, support those struggling with substance use, and remember those who lost their lives because of alcohol or drugs.

“Even though this is our Fifth Annual Candlelight Vigil, the necessity of having a community-wide event like this grows stronger every year. (more…)

Croton’s Vlad Receives Award For Anti-Substance Abuse Work

teen leadership councilCROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — Croton-Harmon High School senior Dan Vlad accepted an award from Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez, commissioner with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services for his work in the school and beyond.

Vlad serves as president of the school’s Teen Leadership Council and was selected to serve as a youth staff member during the Eastern States National Youth to Youth Summer Leadership Conference. (more…)