A perfect 10: Coalition counts decade of success

By Jill Neptune Turner with Patric Hedlund, TME

A group of local neighbors, business people, law enforcement officers, educators and social service workers came together in 2006 to form the Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse (McCASA).

“I started this coalition because a lot of the families up here were affected by underage drinking,” said Anne Weber Burnaugh, director of the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center (MCFRC) for 19 years.

Three years later, in 2009, the group received its first…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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McCASA and MyC3 raised funds with Color the Mountain 5K Fun Runs, sending young people to leadership training events.

Above: This is the first in McCASA’s “tool kit” postcard series for Mountain Community homes. The goal? To share the latest research about marijuana’s effects on young people’s developing brain. The tool kit hopes to provoke lively and informed family discussions.

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This is part of the November 30, 2018 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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