Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

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

March 2019

March has come & is almost over but all of us at the Cumberland, Lincoln & North Smithfield Prevention Coalitions, are already in full "Spring Mode"! We have been working & planning for this season, as we have so much in store! In this edition of Communi-Key, we are so excited to share the amazing projects we have been working on, as we gear up for yet another, amazing Spring!

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."

-Robert H. Schuller

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The Annual Town Hall Meeting: SUCCESS!

On March 5, the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition sponsored the sold-out event titled “Big Screen Discussions: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic,” held at Cinamaworld in Lincoln. The meeting featured keynote speakers, a panel discussion and a special free viewing of the film “Beautiful Boy,” based on a true story of addiction. It was a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and meet so many new folks from our communities! We are looking forward to continued partnerships and continuing to educate the Blackstone Valley Region!

We would like to sincerely thank our Guest speakers, panel of experts and all who attended the event. We are truly grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our communities! For more information on the Town Hall Meeting, click HERE!

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Work out Wednesday in North Smithfield

Work out Wednesday's in North Smithfield are a hit!!!

Kudos to the Physical Ed. Department for creating this amazing experience & keeping our youth engaged and physically active.

Be sure to check out this recent story by Channel 10 on the program! 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, April 23rd at 6:30pm, Lincoln Police Department

(For Cumberland Residents) Tuesday, April 23rd at 4:00pm, McCourt Middle School

(For North Smithfield Residents) Thursday, April 25th 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!