The Vernon Coalition grew out of a grass roots effort when concerned community members became mobilized following the drug overdose deaths of several young people in Vernon in 2010. A key group of Vernon community members approached The Center in Newton where, together, they applied for and received a five year Drug Free Community (DFC) federal grant enabling Vernon to establish its own community-based coalition. DFC Coalitions offer solutions and outcomes to effect change and growth in communities toward a healthier population. The Vernon Coalition is a program of The Center where they have been addressing substance use disorders in Sussex County for over 40 years.
EVERYONE is invited to join The Vernon Coalition.
YOU are important. All of our valued volunteers have skills and talents that are essential to prevention planning. We have activities for everyone who is interested in joining- from local soccer coaches to business owners to parent groups, religious and youth/civic organizations.
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, come to meetings or contact us by phone or email. We can do this together and we can do this successfully!