Making a PROMISE in Tamaqua

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania:  Clinical Outcomes Group, Inc. (COGI) is proud to announce the receipt of a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) for an Opioid Misuse Prevention Project with the Tamaqua Area School District and the entire Tamaqua Community.  The project – PROMISE:  Preventing Raiders Opioid Misuse in a Safe Environment  – provides supports to middle school students and families to prevent the onset of substance use.  The long term goals is to prevent opioid abuse later in life by providing  youth with the skills and knowledge to avoid beginning to use any substances and to seek pro-social opportunities instead.  The project will be funded for 5 ½ years and COGI is one of 10 funded sites throughout the state.  There is a rigorous evaluation component to this project and we will be working with the Penn State University EPISCenter on evaluation activities.

PROMISE will host a press conference on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 3:15PM at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua Pennsylvania.  PROMISE project staff and Tamaqua Area School District representatives along with project partners including St. Luke’s Miners Campus, the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Program, STEP Up Tamaqua, PCCD and the Penn State University EPISCenter will be present to discuss the program and the anticipated impact in Tamaqua and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

Caitlin Miller, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Tamaqua Area School District<>
(570)668-1901 ext. 2115