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Parent group awarded $125K Drug-Free Community grant

BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) — Chestnut Health Systems has recently received several grants to combat drug abuse and addiction in the Bloomington-Normal communities.

Now, the organization has worked to facilitate a grant for BN Parents — “a community coalition with a mission of reducing substance use through parent-teen communication on the issue.”

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced Tuesday that BN Parents was awarded a $125,000 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant through the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The program, according to a press release Tuesday, is focused on the idea that “local problems need local solutions.” The program was developed to support communities to prevent youth substance abuse.

“The staff and volunteers at BN Parents do a tremendous job empowering parents with the tools they need to keep their kids drug and alcohol free. I’m proud to see the organization awarded these funds, which will allow them to continue building on their success,” Davis said.

To learn more about BN Parents, click here.

Drew Veskauf

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