East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse (EWMAPSA)
OUR MISSION AND VISION
The mission of the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse (EWMAPSA) is to contribute to and encourage the healthy development of individuals and families through the coordinated efforts of community-based organizations who offer a wide variety of diverse, multi-cultural and age-appropriate strategies, programs and events combating substance abuse.
Our vision for the EWMAPSA is to create a healthy, informed and educated community free of substance abuse.
WHAT WE DO
The East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse (EWMAPSA) is part of a statewide alliance aimed at the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. We conduct outreach programs as well as coordinate and support the activity of many local organizations that provide programs and services targeted to our community.
Funding for the EWMAPSA is made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Abuse, awarded through the Mercer County Department of Human Services. East Windsor Township provides further support.
WHO WE ARE
The membership of the East Windsor Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse includes representatives from local government, education, business, non-profits and citizen representatives.
- Better Beginnings: Provides high-quality, affordable child care and programs that contribute to the educational, physical, social and character development of the individual child, in a safe and healthy environment.
- Camp Fire NJ: Strongly rooted in youth development programs, for the past 30 years Camp Fire NJ has partnered with NJ school districts to educate and empower youth. Their developmentally age-appropriate programs range from preschool through 12th grade.
- DARE/East Windsor Police Department: The D.A.R.E. curriculum is a multicultural, school-based substance use prevention program for students 12 to 14 years old, designed to help students assess the risks associated with substance experimentation, use, and abuse, enhance decision-making and resistance strategies, improve antidrug normative beliefs and attitudes, and reduce substance use.
- Next Level Youth: Founded in 2006 upon the principles of youth education and development, Next Level Youth incorporates youth education and athletics as a basis to educate children in the areas of social growth, academic achievement, business awareness, and principles of overall character building.
- Rise: Through community partnerships and direct services, Rise assists local families and individuals in recovering from setbacks and achieving their full potential. Rise strives to be an important focus of social support services in the Hightstown/East Windsor area, building a cohesive environment where families thrive and feel optimistic about their future.
MEDICINE DROPBOX AVAILABLE
Prevent theft and misuse of prescription drugs!
A permanent medicine dropbox
is available at the East Windsor Police/Court Building.
Bring your unused or unwanted medications at any time!
- Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
- American Medicine Chest Challenge
- Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
For more information, or to volunteer, contact EWMAPSA at: