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Merrillville DFC Project under Lake County Substance Abuse Council

The Merrillville Drug Free Community (DFC) Project is in its 2nd year of the 5 year grant we received from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. We have had many accomplishments over the past two years, including but not limited to, successful media campaigns, youth-focused events, Town Hall Meetings, increased coalition capacity and staff and member training. During this past year, the Merrillville DFC project graduated from the CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, a three week intensive workshop focused on completing 5 deliverables for our coalition. The picture below shows General Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO of CADCA, Amanda Morrison, LCSAC Program Manager, Albert Gay, LCSAC Chair, Fran Harding, Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Carton Hall, Deputy Director Training & Technical Assistance at CADCA being presented with the plaque at CADCA’s Leadership Forum.