The Daily Press
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Service awarded United Way grant
ST. MARYS - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (ADAS) was recently presented a $10,000 grant from the St. Marys Area United Way. On hand for the check presentation was St. Marys Area United Way President Doug Gaffey, ADAS Executive Director Angie Eckstrom, ADAS Prevention Supervisor, Sheri Larson.
ADAS is one of the many partnering organizations that have sought grant money from the St. Marys Area United Way. Over the next couple of weeks, the United Way will continue to notify the public of all the grant recipients and award amounts. The grant funding disseminated in 2023 is as a result of the funding raised during the St. Marys Area United Way 2022 campaign. Funding raised in 2023 will be available for organizations to seek grant funding in 2024.
ADAS will be utilizing their grant funding to provide drug and alcohol education to Elk County schools through a program named Too Good for Drugs. The goal of this education in the schools it to help reduce anti-social behavior and drug usage among youth. The Too Good for Drugs program uses an approach of addressing underlying factors by building skills in resisting peer pressure, goal setting, making healthy decisions and learning new refusal skills. ADAS mission is to provide quality and compassionate substance use and co-occurring services, empowering individuals to develop responsible healthy lifestyles.
The St. Marys Area United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. If you would like to become one of these individuals or corporate donors, please call 781-6000 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.