Harrison County Prevention Partnership
Harrison County Prevention Partnership was established in 2002 as a result of the combination of various coalitions that had been meeting separately, i.e. Family Resource
Network, Planned Approach to Community Health, Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws, etc. Approximately 8 years ago a Forum on Underage Drinking Prevention was held in Harrison County and was well attended. Three sectors were focused on, Enforcement, Education, and Community which formed 3 workgroups. The three workgroups (Enforcement, Education and Community) met individually for a period of time before it was decided for the groups to combine and form one group. Issue of “meth use” raised concern in Harrison County Large group started meeting to address this issue, comprised mainly of WVDHHR professionals and Law Enforcement from Harrison County. Both groups merged into one large coalition, Harrison County Prevention Partnership. We do meet regularly, plan an activity that is associated with a current national initiative, i.e. April is Alcohol Awareness Month, Town Hall Meeting, etc.
SAPT Block grant money received for Harrison County. During this
fiscal year the goal is to have representation from all 12 sectors complete an assessment and build capacity. The coalition members have refined a mission statement and are looking forward to doing strategic planning.
Funded in part by:
Project SUCCESS is funded by a grant from the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities.
Harrison County Sheriff's Department
Harrison County Sheriff's Association - Donor
Clarksburg Police Department
Bridgeport City Police Department
Harrison County Superintendent's office
Open Heart Ministries
Harrison County Day Report and Community Corrections
Harrison County's WV National Youth Leadership
Along with the 5 youths there are our loving advisors Jo-Anne McNemar-Thomas, Elizabeth Shahan who is the director of Harrison County FRN and Coordinator for the Harrison County Prevention Partnership and her husband Sam Shahan and their new baby girl Grace Marie! We have gone on four cohorts and possibly another. in order we traveled to Canaan, Washington D.C, Charleston and lastly Stonewall Resort. Following the end of NYLI, the two youth at South Harrison started a SADD chapter and hopefully the youth at Liberty will do the same. The SADD chapter although is new has started with a great start. They have already done the Grim Reaper Project, in which members dressed as "modern" grim reapers and "killed" students, they later announced at their school talent show that the numerous people who were "killed by drunk driving" could not be in school once they came back. This was also followed by a skit on cyber bullying that the SADD chapter wrote with the school's Student Council. they are also planning a mock car accident before the school's Prom.