About Us

Parent Advice

Parentadvicenj.org is a ‘portal’ for parents and caregivers to access and share articles, news & videos regarding underage drinking prevention from around the web. Each link is checked out by Coalition staff to ensure you are receiving the best advice from the most trusted websites on the Internet.

Who we are

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Our Mission

The mission of this two-county coalition is to create healthy and safe communities that are free from substance abuse, addiction and related issues among people of all ages throughout Sussex and Warren Counties.

The Sussex County Coalition for Healthy and Safe Families was founded by concerned local citizens in 1998 to support healthy youth development and protect against problem behaviors in adolescence by reducing risk factors and enhancing protective factors in children’s lives. Over its 14 years of existence, the Coalition has become a well-recognized resource for schools, parents, students, community members and the media looking for information and programs about alcohol and other drugs; including signs, symptoms, effects, and current local and national trends; youth violence; and prevention tools.

In 2012, the Center for Prevention and Counseling (CFPC) was awarded funds from the New Jersey Department of Human Services to develop regional, evidenced-based addiction and substance abuse prevention strategies that target at-risk groups of all ages. Through the work of the Coalition, CFPC formed a partnership with Family Guidance Center of Warren County (FGCWC) to better address the needs of Warren County residents. To reflect its new scope, the Coalition changed its name to the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities. The Regional Coalition’s primary location remains at CFPC, 61 Spring Street in Newton.

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The Sussex County office
is located at CFPC, 61 Spring Street, Newton NJ. Monthly Coalition meetings are held at CFPC on the second Friday each month at 9 am

www.centerforprevention.org

– Annmarie Shafer, Community Coalitions Coordinator
973.383.4787 x 240 – annmarie@centerforprevention.org

Coalition for Healthy & Safe Communities Warren County Branch
The Warren County office is located at 37 Belvidere Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882. Monthly Coalition meetings are held at the Family Guidance Center, 492 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882 on the fourth Monday of each month at 9AM.

www.preventionconnectionsnj.org/

– Mary Jo Harris, MSW, Community Coalition Coordinator
908-223-1985 Ext 304 – mharris@fgcwc.org

– Diane Bonelli, B.A., Prevention Connections Supervisor, DFC Project Director
908-223-1985 X 303 – dbonelli@fgcwc.org