CFPC is Highlighted


Being recognized by the nation’s lead governmental agency that oversees community prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a really great honor! This year, The Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) was highlighted as SAMHSA’s success story for our hard work and dedication with a “Communities Talk: Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking.”  CFPC is grateful to have received this recognition and continues to work hard to get the truth out regarding the consequences of underage drinking.  Every April, CFPC recognizes youth who enter their Alcohol Awareness Month PSA contest and invite the community to attend a Town Hall Meeting.  Along with their families at this Town Hall Meeting to acknowledge them, youth not only facilitate presentations but they are recognized for being up and coming community members with solutions to prevent underage drinking. Attendees at this year’s standing room only Town Hall Meeting included Newton Chief of Police, Michael Richards, school administrators, teachers, NJ State Senator Steven Oroho, parents, youth and their siblings and friends. CFPC is a true role model for SAMHSA’s Town Hall Meetings as they are proof of communities working together to reduce underage drinking.