Valley Prevention Services (VPS) is pleased to announce that the agency has received a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Substance Abuse Education and Demand Reduction (SAEDR) grant. The grant will begin on July 1, 2012 and will continue until June 30, 2014. The funding through this grant allows VPS to provide alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention services in every elementary school in Keystone Central School District (KSCD) in Clinton County.
Because of the financial support of the Clinton County United Way (CCUW), KSCD ‘s 21st Century Program and VPS’s collaborating prevention providers, every public educated 1st through 5th grader in Clinton County will receive an “evidence based” substance abuse prevention program. KSCD is unique in that the district provides the public school education for the entire county.
VPS Receives Funding from the Lycoming County and Clinton County United Ways
VPS is also pleased to announce that the agency has received 2012/2013 program partnership funding from the Lycoming County United Way and agency partnership funding from the Clinton County United Way. The funding from the Clinton County United Way will be used as describe in the above article. The funding from the Lycoming County United Way will be used to provide services at Schick Elementary School in Loyalsock Township School District, Montgomery Elementary School in Montgomery Area School District and Stevens, Cochran, Sheridan and Round Hills Elementary Schools in the Williamsport Area School District. The students who receive services through the Lycoming County United Way funding will either receive the ten lesson Too Good For Drugs program or the six lesson Get Real About Tobacco program.
Literally, none of the services that VPS provides could be possible without the kind donors to the Lycoming and Clinton County United Ways and the collaboration and support of others in our community. We thank each one of you for your support of our mission.
Blue Ribbon Foundation supports VPS’s mission
The Blue Ribbon Foundation recently announced their grant recipients for the current grant cycle. VPS is happy to announce that the agency has received one of the grants. The grant will allow VPS to provide the evidence based substance abuse prevention program Too Good For Drugs to 4 classrooms of 1st graders at the Montgomery Elementary School. This grant, in concert with funding received by the Lycoming County United Way, will allow for every 1st through 4th grader in Montgomery Area School District to receive a substance abuse prevention program. VPS is also collaborating with the Williamsport YMCA to provide this program to elementary school age children during their 2013 summer camp program. We thank the Blue Ribbon Foundation Board of Directors for their support.
2013 Hometown Heroes Banner Program
The 2013 Hometown Heroes Banners are now displayed on the streets of Williamsport (Via Bella, East Third, Hepburn, and Maynard Streets). We have made a “map” of the location of each 2013 banner. The “map” is available at our office. We still have 2 retired 2011 banners at our office. Please stop by and pick up your banner. Thank you for making the 2013 Hometown Heroes Banner program a success. The 2013 Hometown Heroes Banner Celebration/ Recognition will be on Saturday, July 20th. Please go to the Hometown Heroes tab above for more information on the celebration.
Please call our office with any questions you may have 323-9940.