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What is CASA?
C.A.S.A., West Milford’s Community Against Substance Abuse is a community based organization with a mission to develop and implement plans and programs on a continuing basis that will reduce alcoholism, violence and drug abuse in the township. Through a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the generous support of West Milford’s residents and local businesses, C.A.S.A. implements a broad spectrum of programs which target a variety of age groups.
C.A.S.A. is established by resolution and re-established each year as needed to research and recommend to the Township Council the operation and administration of substance abuse prevention programs which are of benefit to the residents of the Township
When and where does CASA meet?
**All meetings are open to the public**
WM LIBRARY & COMMUNITY CENTER, 1470 Union Valley Road, Library Conference Room, 7:00 P.M.
|2019 Meeting Dates
January 14, 2019
February 11, 2019
March 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10, 2019
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August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
- - - NO MEETING - - -
History of CASA
West Milford’s Community Against Substance Abuse was organized in 1989 by merging with the West Milford Youth and Family Counseling Committee. The Committee was made up of representatives from the Township, the Board of Health, the Board of Education, a Certified Alcohol Abuse Counselor and members from the community. The Municipal Alliance Steering Committee was developed and began to implement prevention programs focusing on the needs of West Milford. A grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, enabled the committee to expand programs and develop new strategies in the fight against substance abuse. C.A.S.A. continues to grow and welcomes new members.
The success of C.A.S.A. is due to the commitment of our volunteers. We welcome and encourage West Milford residents to join C.A.S.A. Meetings are held at the West Milford Public Library usually on the 2nd Monday of the following months at 7:00 PM: January, February, March, May, June, August, September and November. Meeting dates are also published in local newspapers.
Americans With Disability Act – West Milford C.A.S.A. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or disability in its programs or activities. C.A.S.A. is committed to providing accessibility for individuals with disabilities and strives to provide equal, integrated participation in all programs, activities, and services in compliance with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
- Chairperson: Nick Padovani
- Council Liason: Andrena Pegel
- Recreation Liason: TBD
- Alliance Coordinator: Rebecca Stumpf Email: [email protected]
Important phone numbers:
Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-245-1377 www.NNJAA.org
Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-992-0401
Wayne Counseling 973-694-1234
Important websites: www.drugfree.org
C.A.S.A. has a Drug & Alcohol information center with free pamphlets available for distribution. Additional contacts are also available, Please contact the Alliance Coordinator for this information at [email protected]