City backs task­force

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Hor­sham Ru­ral City Coun­cil has joined a group of or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vid­ing fi­nan­cial sup­port to the Wim­mera Drug Ac­tion Task­force, WDAT, in 2019-20.

The coun­cil, along with Grampians Com­mu­nity Health, Unit­ing Wim­mera, Wim­mera Health Care Group, Hor­sham Sports and Com­mu­nity Club, Hill­ross and Consortium Pri­vate Wealth, will sup­port WDAT for the next 12 months.

The fund­ing means the task­force can con­tinue to fund a co­or­di­na­tor for two days a week un­til June 2020.

WDAT re­lies solely on do­na­tions from com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions and re­ceives no on­go­ing gov­ern­ment sup­port. The group com­prises rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Wim­mera agen­cies and com­mu­nity groups.

WDAT’S pur­pose is to re­duce harm caused by al­co­hol and other drugs in Wim­mera com­mu­ni­ties through ed­u­ca­tion, pre­ven­tion and early in­ter­ven­tion strate­gies.

Peo­ple can call WDAT co­or­di­na­tor Sally Pymer 5262 1200 or [email protected]­om­mu­ni­ty­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

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