Holliston Receives Drug Free Communities Grant of $625,000

The Holliston Drug and Alcohol Awareness coalition (HDAAC) led by co-chairs Eva Stahl and Karen Jewett and overseen by Jackie Winer of Holliston Youth and Family Services was awarded a $625,000 grant from the Drug Free Community (DFC) program.  Holliston is one of only nine communities awarded the grant in Massachusetts in 2022.

The grant will be distributed over five years, during which time HDAAC will receive $125,000 in funding annually. At the end of the five years, HDAAC will have the opportunity to apply for additional funding from the program.

The DFC Program, directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, provides grants to community coalitions across the country that work to prevent and reduce substance use among youths. The grant aims to provide HDAAC with funds to strengthen relationships with local community partners and implement different strategies and programs that are designed to reduce youth substance use rates. To learn more about the National Program, click here -> https://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/ 

HDAAC could not have done this without support from Town of Holliston, Holliston Fire Department, Holliston Police Department, Holliston Public Schools, Holliston Youth and Family Services, Holliston Lions Club, The MetroWest Interfaith Prayer Group, Fiskes General Store, Holliston Pantry Shelf, The Holliston Reporter, and many many volunteers. 

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  1. Pam Ziko on September 12, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations on getting this well needed boost of money to help prevent and reduce substance abuse among our youth. What’s the plan? How can we help prevent substance abuse among our youth?

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