Mission: Newtown parent connection, inc. Is a grassroots organization established by concerned parents and other informed citizens of newtown, connecticut to address the problem of substance use and abuse among young people in the community. Its primary purpose is to provide informative and preventative education on the subjects of legal and illegal substance use/abuse, and implementing positive parenting skills to the community as well as providing help and support for those in need. Newtown parent connection, inc. Works in conjunction with town agencies, the police department, the schools, and religious communities to educate the community in order to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol among the youth. Newtown parent connection, inc. Holds public forums with professional guest speakers on the subject of substance abuse. The major sources of revenue are donations and fund-raising. The major sources of expenses are program and marketing expenses. Newtown parent connection, inc. Is a private f
Programs: During the year the organization conducted several community events to raise the awareness of substance use and abuse among young people. There were three community forums attended by approximately 1,000 people for all forums. The forums covered various topics related to substance use and abuse. The organization also collaborated with other town and school organizations to provide various programs meeting the same goals. Additionally, approximately 300 people were served through various outreach programs run by the organization including support group meetings and telephone support.