Dubois County CARES honored

On Feb. 5,  the Dubois County Community Addiction and Recovery Education and Support Coalition was one of 112 community coalitions honored during a graduation ceremony at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s National Leadership Forum just outside Washington, D.C. 

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

Dubois County CARES also recently received a donation to create a “Hidden in Plain Sight” trailer. This will be a mobile resource to help educate adults on how to observe their teen’s bedroom to recognize risk factors and signs of substance use that may otherwise go unnoticed.    

Dubois County CARES is in year two of a five-year federal Drug Free Communities grant worth $125,000 annually. CARES is not yet a non-profit so they partnered with TRI-CAP to serve as their fiscal agent. 

The next meeting is planned for 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Jasper Middle School. Check out www.duboiscountycares.org for more information. 

TRI-CAP’s health, housing, and education services change lives, empower families, and improve communities.  To learn more, go to www.tri-cap.net or call 812-482-2233. 

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