Two Rockland organizations were among 10 that will get federal money to help young people combat substance abuse, according to the Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents Rockland and Westchester counties.
The South Orangetown Community Awareness of Substance Abuse and OCADA Inc. will get $125,000 each. OCADA serves Central Nyack, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Grandview, Upper Nyack, and Valley Cottage.
The following organizations also received $125,000:
—Mount Kisco Drug & Alcohol Prevention Council
—Cortlandt Community Coalition
—Ossining Communities That Care
—Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth
—Blind Brook Community Coalition
—Port Chester Cares Community Coalition
—Croton Community Coalition.
The Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth will get $75,00o for a mentoring program for the new North Castle Community Coalition
“If we are going to have healthy communities and thriving families, we must help our youth avoid the pitfalls of substance abuse,” Lowey said in a statement. “It is exciting news that our federal government is investing in local initiatives to engage the community to help keep our children safe from the dangers of drugs and alcohol.”