Commission on Substance Abuse Awarded $5.2 Million Substance Abuse Prevention Contract

Natalie Horowitz
March 25, 2011

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – (March 10, 2011) – After an extensive planning and writing process, the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) was awarded a substance abuse prevention contract from the local Department of Children and Families (Circuit 17). The programming provided by the $5.2 million contract will span three and a half years. The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse will oversee, administer and manage the funds to be distributed to 12 partner agencies in efforts to reduce alcohol abuse among youth and adults in the community.

“This is such an important initiative for Broward County and we are so excited to take the lead in this monumental achievement,” said Pat Castillo, Vice President of United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse.

With the support of the community and local partners, the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse is the first in the state of Florida to receive this type of contract, strictly to be used for substance abuse prevention programs.

The 12 partners that will provide substance abuse prevention services through the contract include: Archways, Inc., ASPIRA of Florida – Broward, Broward County Elderly & Veterans Services Division, Broward House, Broward County Public Schools, DFYIT, Inc., Hanley Center, Memorial Healthcare System, Minority Development and Empowerment, Inc., New Direction Institute, Urban League of Broward County, and Pace Center for Girls.

About United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse

The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad-based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to preventing and reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families and communities. For more information, visit www.drugfreebroward.org.

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