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International Opioid Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is held across the world on August 31st to raise awareness of overdose, memorialize those we've lost to addiction and reduce the stigma associated with drug misuse. The Vernon ROCKS Coalition aims to reduce the stigma...

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Prevention Placemat

The Vernon ROCKS Coalition has created a placement to help young children learn about positive life choices.  Have your kids help Hedgey the Hedgehog learn how to be healthy and make good decisions! Download the activity placemat HERE


BIPOC Mental Health Month

This July we need to raise awareness for BIPOC Mental Health, this month is dedicated to bringing attention to the difficulty that BIPOC (Black, Idigenous, People of Color) experience in regards to their mental health and the unique struggles they...

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PRIDE Month

The Vernon ROCKS Coalition stands in solidarity with the LGBTQA+ community.       PRIDE month was developed to raise awareness and improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation, and is a...

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Senior Spotlight

The Vernon ROCKS Coalition would like to appreciate our Seniors; Amani, Angie, Emily, Georgette, and Tiffany on their graduation from Rockville High School!! They have been instrumental in the coalition and as members of Real Talk by continuously dedicating their time to...

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Addiction During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  Our friends over at HVCC released an article focused on recognizing and addressing addiction during a pandemic.   Learn more HERE For more resources regarding COVID-19 click HERE 


Resources and Information in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Virtual Meetings and Resources In response to Coronavirus, we have been instructed to limit our face-to-face interactions with others. For many that includes the attendance to vital support groups.  Luckily, there are still ways to participate in meetings and groups...

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Vernon ROCKS Attends National Conference

  Members of the Coalition attended CADCA's 30th Annual National Leadership Forum in the beginning of February. The forum is the largest event for community-based substance use and misuse prevention, providing training, connections, resources and information. Members in attendance were: The...

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A Year in Review


The Vernon ROCKS Awarded $1.5 Million Federal Grant

The Village for Families & Children is excited to announce the expansion of their Partnership for Success program (also known as the Vernon ROCKS Coalition) through a $1.5 million federal grant from the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) over...

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