SIGCO News Release for "New Prevention Coalition" in Claiborne County

11-14-2018

"Stand in the Gap Coalition" (SIGCO) awarded "Prevention Coalition" grant for Claiborne County.

The Stand in the Gap Coalition has recently been selected as the Prevention Coalition for Claiborne County and awarded a start up grant by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) commencing December 2018. This grant is designed for new Prevention Coalitions in Tennessee.

Three areas of concern are directed by the TDMHSAS new Prevention Coalition grant to be studied by SIGCO. Specifically, Binge Drinking among fourteen to twenty-five(14-25) year olds; Tobacco use among twelve to seventeen (12-17) year olds; and, non-medical prescription drug use by the total county population.

SIGCO is a 501(c)(3) Christian/Faith Based organization of the Tri-State Area which has been established since October 2010. A voluntary organization, SIGCO seeks through Prayer, Education, Prevention, and Communication to fight the scourge of "Illicit/Illegal" Drug/Alcohol Abuse that is destroying our peoples, families and healthy way of life in our local communities.

SIGCO has recently relocated its headquarters to 325 Straight Creek Road, New Tazewell, TN., the former Powell ValleyElectric main office which is directly across from the Claiborne County Fairgrounds.

A voluntary organization, SIGCO welcomes anyone interested in helping our communities remain a safe and healthy place to raise our families and enjoy living in our Tri-State area to contact them for additional details. SIGCO can be reached by phone 423-300-1302 or email standntgap@gmail.com for more information.
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