ABC Board Grants

Roman Gabriel Project

Name of Board: Sunset Beach  County: Brunswick   Title of Project: Roman Gabriel Project   Description of project: He is a former NC State student-athlete and LA Rams football player who goes into middle and high schools to encourage healthy lifestyles.   Who this project impacted: Middle and high school students  

Coalition Outreach

Name of Board: Black Mountain   County: Buncombe   Grantee: First at Blue Ridge  Title of Project: Coalition Outreach  Description of project: Provide dollars for staff involvement in substance use coalitions in Burke, McDowell, and Buncombe Counties.   Why you chose it: First at Blue Ridge has been around for a good length of time and they make a compelling case.   Who this project […]

Youth Engagement

Name of Board: Asheville  County: Buncombe  Grantee: The partnership for Substance Free Youth (coalition)  Title of Project: Youth Engagement  Description of project: Youth Engagement   Why you chose it: The coalition has proven to use evidence-based interventions and they give us detailed reports.   Who this project impacted: The entire community   Results of project: Heighten awareness and connection in the community  

Anchor Initiative

Name of Board: Calabash  County: Brunswick  Title of Project: Anchor Initiative  Description of project: Provides an alternative route for individuals who struggle with addiction to drugs/alcohol.  Why you chose it: Provides knowledge, money, and transportation to those who need access to rehab.   Who this project impacted: People in Brunswick county   Results of project: Reduced the dependency on drugs and alcohol. Created a stronger relationship between […]

Anchor Initiative

Name of Board: Brunswick  County: Brunswick  Title of Project: Anchor Initiative  Description of project: Provides an alternative route for individuals who struggle with addiction to drugs/alcohol.  Why you chose it: Provides knowledge, money, and transportation to those who need access to rehab.   Who this project impacted: People in Brunswick county   Results of project: Reduced the dependency on drugs and alcohol. Created a stronger relationship between […]

Beer Goggles

Name of Board: Boiling Spring Lakes  County: Brunswick  Grantee: Boiling Springs Police Department   Title of Project: Beer Goggles  Description of project: Using impaired vision goggles to assist teens in realizing the effects that alcohol has on driving vision and reaction time.   Why you chose it: We thought it was best for us.   Who this project impacted: High school students (grades 9 –12)  Results of […]

D.A.R.E

Name of Board: Belville   County: Brunswick  Grantee: Brunswick County Sheriff Department   Title of Project: D.A.R.E  Description of project: Substance abuse prevention seminars   Why you chose it: D.A.R.E has a long-standing history in the community.   Who this project impacted: High school students (grades 9 –12)  Results of project: Ongoing awareness about the dangers of teen alcohol and other drug use.  

Alcohol Prevention

County: Dare Grantee: Dare CASA / SOLD OUT Title: Alcohol Prevention Description: 1– Dare Coalition Against Substance Abuse – A nonprofit organization that focuses its effects on education and prevention of substance abuse and underage drinking. 2– SOLD OUT – School Alcohol Abstinence/Character Education Program — Mr. Gabriel goes out to the schools and talks […]

Southeastern Crossroads

Name of Board: Elizabethtown  County: Bladen   Grantee: Southeastern Crossroads  Title of Project: Southeastern Crossroads  Description of project: Helping to support adult males dealing with drug addiction.   Why you chose it: D.A.R.E has a history of being ineffective.   Who this project impacted: Adult males  Results of project: Ongoing education about the benefits of healthy choices.  

Alcohol Abuse Education

Name of Board: West Jefferson  County: Ashe  Grantee: Mary Howell  Title of Project: Alcohol Abuse Education  Description of project: The distribution money has gone to Mary Howell for the last three to four years. She does yearly classes at middle and high schools.  Why you chose it: She is connected with several other ABC Boards in the state. She did a presentation at one of their board meetings and […]