Jul
13
7:30am 7:30am

PCSAC Coalition Meeting & Grant Writing Workshop for LCC Funding

A brief coalition meeting with community updates will kick off the day with the FREE Grant Writing Workshop immediately following.

You will leave with confidence about your LCC grant proposal and get the submission guidelines and the new Comprehensive Community Plan.  Join new and seasoned coalition members attending this workshop - call 219-462-0946 to reserve space or register on-line at Eventbrite.  You will be able to complete membership forms at the meeting.

UPDATE: Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=35444130348

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
8
7:30am 7:30am

PCSAC Coalition Meeting

Meet member Kate Vena, co-owner of Change Therapy counseling center in Valparaiso.  Kate will give a presentation about the services they offer and how to refer a client for treatment.

We will also have Council updates and welcome all members of the coalition to get the word out about your special project or event.  Bring brochures and promotional items if you would like to be represented at a June 10 wellness and resource fair in Porter.

In addition, the Grant Writing Workshop specifically for writing proposals for LCC funding will be offered on July 13th @ 8:00 at the Porter County Community Foundation, immediately following a brief coalition meeting.

Come out to support our member Kate and hear updates from colleagues.  Hope to see you bright and early - and bonus - we have coffee and Heinze's donuts to start your day!

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May
11
4:30pm 4:30pm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join the coalition as we celebrate our new location at 57 S. Michigan Avenue, Valparaiso on May 11th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

The Valparaiso Chamber welcomes the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to the new location and you are invited to attend!

Enjoy networking, a tour and Valpo Velvet Ice Cream and Chunky's Tacos.  We would love to meet you!

The office is located on the backside of the building next to the fire station.  Convenient parking across the street.  Enter from Indiana Avenue.  Call 462-0946 for details.

 

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May
11
7:30am 7:30am

Coalition Meeting ***New Location

Please join us for our monthly coalition meeting to be held at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce; 162 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso - in the upstairs meeting room.

Author of Junkbox Diaries Herb Stepherson will present excepts from his book.  Red Ribbon scholarship winners will present their winning essays. Coalition, PFS and DFC updates.

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Apr
6
8:30am 8:30am

Tall Cop Says Stop!

This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment, counselors, and parents. This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, signs and symptoms, alcoholic energy drinks, alco-pops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, drugs laced with other drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This session also covers common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, along with the relationship between alcohol, drug and violence tendencies.  This session is unique, in that it provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day. Officer Galloway tailors this session to each community that he teaches in, and constantly updates this training to keep up with the current trends. Officer Galloway will conduct a community scan the night before the presentation spending time walking through many of our local malls, convenience stores and retail stores, identifying popular culture alcohol and other items that promote drug abuse. This allows the community to know what is going on nationally and locally in their own retail stores. For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you MUST know what is going on in your community. 

Please join us for this day long workshop!  More details coming soon!

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Mar
9
7:30am 7:30am

PCSAC SAMSHA Coalition Presentation

Kyle Barrington, Consultant at Coaching for Success will present information on What is a Coalition?  What is your role and responsibility as a coalition member?  How can you help reduce substance abuse in Porter County?

Join us at 7:30 am at the Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave, Valparaiso.  We will have coffee and Henzes baked goods to get your day off to a great start!

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Feb
9
7:30am 7:30am

PCSAC COALITION MEETING

Featured guest speaker - Overdose Lifeline - Kourtnaye Sturgeon

Recently we have updated our Speaker's Bureau content and adopted the Overdose Lifeline presentation.  Attend this coalition meeting to find out if this presentation would be suitable for your group.  Coalition members are certified to present this material.


.Committee Work Groups - Would you like to help with one of the many coalition projects we have planned?  Come to the meeting and sign up to lead or serve on a committee.

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