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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $87,287)

The Nickerson Community Center is the fiscal agent for the Southeast Asian Prevention Project. The coalition serves the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island, an urban area where 41 percent of the families live below the poverty line and 23 percent live on public assistance. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and 2) strengthen community anti-drug coalitions and enhance the collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to support the coalitions' efforts to reduce youth substance abuse. To achieve these goals, Southeast Asian Prevention Project will implement the following strategies:
1) provide activities to raise community awareness of youth substance abuse within the Southeast Asian community and lack of access to services;
2) improve implementation of the All Starts program by making it more culturally appropriate and sensitive to the targeted Southeast Asian population;
3) recruit new coalition membership;
4) support mentoring programs by identifying qualified mentors; and
5) provide substance abuse education to coalition members and the community.

Date Created: June 18, 2002