The Porter County Substance Abuse Council has secured a $125,000 continuation grant through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, as administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. “I congratulate the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for securing this grant and for their steadfast commitment to reducing youth drug use in our communities,” said Visclosky.
“This renewed endorsement confirms our mission and our work addressing the will of the community in the fight against substance abuse. Our coalition members work tirelessly helping our youth. Only working together, in a collaborative fashion, are we able to fully realize positive change in our community,” said Beatrice Owen, Director, Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.