ERASE and Luther APO Chapter Sponsor Community Race on May 10

ERASE Community Race May 10 2014Details | Schedule | Register | Sponsors | About ERASE

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Pinwheel Blues

Pinwheel Blues by Katie Becker

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10 Ways to Prevent Drug Abuse Among Kids

Guest Post by Daphne Holmes |

Drug abuse is an ongoing problem in many communities, creeping into the lives of people of all ages and from all walks of life. There is no cookie-cutter solution to end illicit drug use, but many common-sense measures lessen the impact of this sweeping epidemic. Continue reading

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Upcoming Training | Stewards of Children

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Upcoming Minimal Facts Trainings in May and June 2014

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Earlville Partners with DDAC and Helping Services to Reduce Underage Drinking

By Jodi Tegeler |

Delaware County Drug Abuse Coalition (DDAC) along with Helping Services have been working for months with local city councils to identify the best ways our communities can regulate alcohol use in public places. Why? To keep alcohol out of the hands of minors and reduce underage drinking.  The coalition encouraged city councils to take a look at community places where minors can easily get alcohol and to make changes to reduce that access.  Continue reading

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Invest Our Children, Grandchildren, and Community’s Future

StartStart here to see how families in Northeast Iowa can navigate pivotal moments from birth through adulthood to lead a healthy, successful life.
 
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Prevention Spring 2014 | A newsletter to keep clients, supporters, staff, and volunteers connected

Healthy children, families, and communities is not just a one-agency mission.  It’s a cause every person and group in Northeast Iowa understands and can be part of.

For decades, people have sought out Helping Services for assistance for themselves or others. In turn, we reach out to individuals and organizations to address these needs and to work together to accomplish a common goal: to make Northeast Iowa a healthier, safer place for children, families, and adults.  The ongoing efforts to build that environment has been and continues to be a community endeavor relying on local passion and action. Together we’re making this mission a reality. Continue reading

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One Couple Starts Life-Changing Teen Hangout in Delaware County

By Jody Tegeler |

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In your pre-teen and teenage years, where did you go to relax, get to know your peers, or run off some energy? In Delaware County during the early 90s, teens didn’t have such a place. Merlyn and Linda Farrand, who currently serve on the Delaware County Drug and Alcohol Coalition, realized back then that the communities around the county were lacking a safe and drug-free place for youth to go. So in 1992, they founded the Franklin Street Underground Youth Center (FSU for short) in Manchester. The community has gotten involved, and now the New Life Assembly Church oversees carrying out the mission of the center: to maintain a place where physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of youth can be met in a drug, tobacco, and alcohol-free environment. Continue reading

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Grassroots Action Starts It All

By David Runyon |

Executive DirectorAt each stage of the agency’s development, we have been inspired, guided, and nudged by impassioned, mission-motivated people. This has resulted in a community-based organization operating on the energy and vision of individuals and groups within the neighborhoods we serve.

In 1970 parents and professionals acted on their concerns for the health and safety of teens. They started a crisis line, then an information center, and then a recreation center. Continue reading

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