Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.

April 2019

Spring has sprung and it is hard to believe there is less than 2 months left of the school year. It is a busy time of year, filled with proms and graduations, school projects and sports. And again, we are, as always, thankful for the support from our communities!

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep." - Hal Borland

National Drug Take-back Day!

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day!
A special thank you to the members of the Lincoln Prevention Coalition for reminding us just “How easy” it is to drop off unused/expired medications & keep them from getting in the wrong hands!
Cumberland & Lincoln Police Stations are equipped with a safe Drug Disposal box, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

For a safe location spot near you, click HERE!

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"Be The Person" in Cumberland!

The Cumberland Prevention Coalition is proud to be a part of a unique mental health and substance abuse series at the Cumberland Public Library, encouraging members of the community to “Be That Person” who notices when someone is struggling and connects them to resources for help.

The goals of the series are to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse, improve early identification of behavioral health issues, educate people about available resources, improve connection to treatment and ultimately reduce deaths to suicide and overdose.

Monthly series topics run the fourth Wednesday of the month from January to May, excluding April. The workshops will address mental illness, substance abuse and trauma, as well as how to recognize when help is needed and how to access resources. There will also be special focus on developing strategies for talking to people about these uncomfortable topics. For more information, click HERE!

Please join us at the Cumberland Public Library, from 6:30-8pm:

May 22nd: "Resilience"

Interested in becoming a member of the Cumberland, Lincoln or North Smithfield Prevention Coalition?

Interested in finding out or becoming a member of the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition? Please join us for our monthly meeting!

(For Lincoln Residents) Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30pm, Lincoln Police Department

(For Cumberland Residents) Tuesday, May 21st at 4:00pm, McCourt Middle School

(For North Smithfield Residents) Thursday, May 23rd at 2:00pm, NS High School

Please join us & learn how YOU can be a part of prevention for the community!

Please watch our Facebook page, Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, for more exciting news!