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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Councilwoman Cartright and Drug Prevention Coalition Announce Free Family Halloween Event

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Farmingville, NY –  On Wednesday, October 31, Councilwoman Valerie Cartright will co-sponsor a “Trunk or Treat” event from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm followed by a “Movie Night” event from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, when the popular children’s movie “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown. The events both take place at the Cornerstone Bible Church located at 324 Jayne Blvd. in Port Jefferson Station.

Substance use and abuse is on the rise in our country and presents a serious national and local problem within communities. There are many efforts underway to prevent and stop substance use. One effort is the creation of a community coalition. The Brookhaven Drug Prevention Coalition was formed in 2017 and consists of over 12 stakeholder community groups working toward reducing youth substance abuse in the Three Village and Comsewogue communities (Legislative District 5). The coalition sponsors and co-sponsors drug prevention educational events and holds free community events targeted toward youth and their family. Additionally, the coalition plans to apply for a federal Drug Free Communities (DFC) grant in Spring 2019. The purpose of DFC funding is to 1) establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and Federal, state, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions, and 2) reduce substance use among youth and, over time, among adults. More information about the DFC programs and grants may be found here.

Coalition members and represented community organizations include:

Brookhaven Coalition of Chambers
Comsewogue School District
Cornerstone Bible Church
Councilwoman Valerie Cartright's Office
The Enjoy Life Community
Family Service League
Kid's Clubhouse Suffolk County
Legislator Kara Hahn's Office
Long Island Prevention Resource Center
New York National Guard Counterdrug Taskforce
Port Jefferson Station Chamber of Commerce
Port Jefferson Station Terryville Civic Association
Port Jefferson Village Mayor Garant's Office
Stony Brook University
Suffolk County Police Department
TBR News Media
Three Village Central School District
Three Village Civic Association
Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau

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One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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