Drug Free Wayne County Partnership

January Meeting Agenda

January 27, 2017

8:30 a.m.




  • 30th – A Better Life – Brianna’s Hope Open meeting 6:30 p.m. at  Central United Methodist: Hear from those in recovery about how ABLBH has affected their lives

Meeting is open to the public. This is a great way to get involved and support those in recovery!

  • January 31st – 11:30-1:30 Recovery Works of Cambridge City – Open House http://recoveryworkscambridgecity.com/
  • February 15th 10am-12pm EST for the next installment of the Community Awareness Series: Environmental Strategies Webinar: You can watch at the Boys & Girls Club or register here: Please use this link to attend the webinar:  https://connect.iu.edu/r46ao9kks4e/

Before the webinar: Click on this link  https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to run a quick Meeting Connection Diagnostic Test. This will ensure your computer and network are configured for the webinar. It only takes a few minutes!

BE EARLY! We recommend joining the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure you can hear, see, and use all the functions. Please join early to avoid any technical frustrations. Sign in as a “guest” and enter your first and last name. After entering the webinar virtual room, you will see a phone number posted. Call this number to join. We look forward to having your participation on the webinar. The first few minutes will be spent reviewing functions: how to use the chat feature, how to mute your phone, etc. We will then begin brief introductions and then the presentation. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Dolne at hdolne@iu.edu  (Stacey will send this link out).

  • February 20th – Partnership grants due

Live as of today 1/27/17. Watch your emails for updated forms. If you do not receive information please contact Stacey Steele.

  • February 23rd: Needle Exchange 3-5 p.m. at 200 North 13th Street

A collaboration of Centerstone, Reid Health and the Wayne County Health Department. The exchange on the 23rd was the 6th exchange to date. There were 8 participants during this session.

  • February 24th – next Partnership meeting at Senior Center


  • Girls Inc.

Cammi Fulvi reported on their work facilitating Friendly PEERsuasion

Girls Inc. empowers girls to succeed by providing trusting mentoring relationships, a girls-only environment, and research-based, hands-on programming. Three critical goals drive our programming: to help girls achieve healthy lives, succeed academically, and acquire the life skills needed to prepare them for adulthood. We work to ensure that girls have the skills, knowledge, and support to resist the use of legal and illicit substances.

Friendly PEERsuasion

  • Youth as Resources

Tammy Cornell reported on YAR’s programs including VOICE

Through Voice, teenagers are trained, equipped, and overseen in anti-tobacco initiatives. The participants are taught the harms of tobacco use, the sneaky marketing tactics of the Tobacco Industry, and how to communicate this to their community.




  1. Secretary of the board wanted. Duties include taking minutes at board and Partnership meetings and sending minutes to Stacey. Submit nominations to Stacey at ssteele@bgcrichmond.org
  2. Review of grant application & statute. Due Feb. 20th.
  3. Grant reviewers wanted. Sign up today!

If you missed the sign in sheet contact Stacey Steele to help with grant readings.

  1. Website to launch soon – stay tuned.
  2. Drug Free Community Support Grant – Task force committee wanted. If you want input on the grant – please sign up.


Partner Announcements


Jorge Ortiz – Reported on the 21st Century Cures Act which include $1 Billion in funding for biomedical research, including high-risk, high-reward research and research conducted by early stage investigators; (2) to develop and implement a strategic plan for biomedical research; and (3) to carry out specified provisions of this Act