MCC Receives Collaborative Grant

ERASE, Inc. - (East of the River Action for Substance Abuse Elimination), the areas Regional Action Council for substance abuse prevention and wellness, serving 15 towns east of the Connecticut River is a recent recipient of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services- Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative Grant. This collaborative project with Manchester Community College (MCC) provides $22,000 to build capacity of the campus to address underage and risky drinking behaviors, conduct needs assessments and provide prevention programming on Connecticut’s largest community college campus. ERASE and MCC will work together, forming the MCC Healthy Campus Collaborative, to assess the drinking culture of MCC students and increase the campus community’s awareness of consequences related to underage and risky drinking. ERASE serves over 300,000 people within the15-towns including; Andover, Bolton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury, Manchester, Marlborough, Somers, South Windsor, Stafford, Tolland and Vernon. MCC offers more than 90 degrees and certificates with many students of their students in this catchment area as well. For more information about this initiative or others please contact ERASE, Inc. at 860-568-4442 or visit our website at www.erasect.org.
News Item Posted On: March 04, 2011
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