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  • Alayne Unterberger
    Oct 25, 2004
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      wow you guys are fast!  Thanks!  Here is an invite to help us celebrate our success!  The more the merrier!

      Florida Institute for Community Studies, Inc.
      El Instituto de Estudios Comunitarios de la Florida
      FICS, PO Box 16745, Tampa, FL 33687-6745 ' Phone: 813.248.3427 Fax: 813.248.3230
      http:\\www.ficsinc.org Email: alayne@...

      Press Release and Invitation: FICS is Awarded One Million Dollars from the Centers for Substance Abuse Prevention/SAMHSA/DHHS

      For Immediate Release: October 22, 2004
      Contact: Alayne Unterberger, MA, Executive Director, 813.477.2882

      Tampa: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has awarded the Florida Institute for Community Studies a four year grant to implement Proyecto Prevención: A Strategic Plan to Reduce Substance Abuse and HIV with Latino youth and their families in the Town N Country area. The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department is partnering and many of the programs called for in our plan, called Proyecto Prevención, will be held at the parks. Many community agencies and representatives, including the Hillsborough County Health Department, National Conference on Communities and Justice, Love and Hope Foundation, Representative Bob Henriquez’ Office, Commissioner Kathy Castor, THAP, Town N Country Youth Council and Timberlane Community Association and many others, worked hard to develop this plan over the course of 16 months.

      Project Director Alayne Unterberger stressed the importance of involving families and community in this project, “Proyecto Prevención belongs to the youth and families in the Town N Country area - we are partnering to help kids and families do better, get rid of gangs and drugs and lead healthier lives! Our findings from our 100 surveys with youth and another 100 with adults showed the need for more education and information on risk factors for substance abuse and HIV/AIDS, this is our chance to really make a difference.”

      Mr. Charles Currie, the Administrator of SAMHSA, will be here from Washington DC will present us with a large check on TUESDAY OCTOBER 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. The Press and Public are invited to come out and join us at the Town N Country Recreation Center, located at 6039 Hanley Road, Tampa, FL 33634 (beside Webb Middle School).

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      At 05:24 AM 10/23/2004 -0700, G B wrote:
      Tampa Bay Business Journal - October 22, 2004

      2:05 PM EDT Friday

      Feds award $4.5M to three groups

      The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will present three grants, totaling $4.5 million, to Tampa Bay agencies.

      WestCare in St. Petersburg will receive a five-year, $2 million grant to integrate treatment for health problems, substance abuse and mental disorders for homeless adults.

      The Florida Institute for Community Studies Inc. is in line for a four-year, $1 million grant to provide HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention services for minorities in Tampa.

      Operation Par Inc. in Largo will get a three-year, $1.5 million grant to provide residential treatment services for substance abusing pregnant, postpartum and parenting women and their children.

      The grants will be presented by Charles Curie, administrator of the federal agency, at a ceremony scheduled Oct. 26 in St. Petersburg.

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      Alayne Unterberger, MA
      Executive Director, Florida Institute for Community Studies, Inc. (FICS)
      Main contact: (813) 477-2882 (cell) or (813) 248-3427 (248.FICS) (office) 
      FAX: (813) 248-3230    E-mail: alayne@...    Website: www.ficsinc.org

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