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FY 2004 Drug Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $100,000)

Chestnut Health Systems, Inc. is the fiscal agent for the Heartland Coalition for Youth and Families. The coalition serves the urban and rural communities of McLean County, Illinois with a population of 150,433. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) decrease substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults; and 2) strengthen the collaboration among community organizations and government agencies. In order to achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs;
2) decrease the availability of drugs and alcohol to youth;
3) sponsor drug-free alternatives activities for youth;
4) provide awareness, education, and training to parents that highlight the prevalence of youth substance abuse and protective measures that should be taken; and
5) recruit and strengthen coalition through membership development, leveraging resources, and increased collaboration with community organizations.

Date Created: July 14, 2002