I am excited to introduce myself as the Program Coordinator for the Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)! In addition, I’m thrilled to once again announce that our coalition has received $500,000+ of federal funding to address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) issues among youth, aged 12-17. You must know that volunteers before me have worked incredibly hard to make this possible, and we are all eager to see community-wide involvement to address these issues.
The Winona County ASAP began meeting in the summer of 2012—consisting of community volunteers from different sectors (e.g. law enforcement, treatment providers, policymakers etc.)—and I began attending coalition meetings in the fall of 2013 as a graduate student. I was studying Addiction Counseling through Winona State University, and obtained an internship experience at the Family & Children’s Center with the help of a coalition member. In the last 12 months, I completed my internship working with adolescents, and became a MN Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LADC). I am pleased to help our community learn about and address these issues, as many of us know at least one individual that has been affected by alcohol or other drug abuse.
Let’s make 2016 different!
Program Coordinator, Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
619 Huff Street (Live Well Winona)
Winona, MN 55987