Breathitt County UNITE Coalition
Meetings for 2016 are: February 17, May 4, August 24, and November 9. Meetings begin at noon at the old Jackson Fire Department on Highway 15 in Jackson. Special meetings may be called with 5 days notice.
821 Belcher Fork Road, Jackson, KY 41339
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Leshia Newsome – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-889-0422 (w), 606-794-5351 (cell)
- Co-Chair – Teresa Combs, 606-666-8894 (w), email@example.com
- Co-Chair – Karen Griffith, 606-666-2002 (h), 606-295-8211 (w), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary/Treasurer – Henrietta Sheffel, 606-398-2606, email@example.com
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays each week at 8 p.m. at Jackson Christian Church. For information contact Bridgette Gross at 606-666-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breathitt County News
Twenty-three high school seniors have been selected to receive 2016 “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $34,500 for being champions for anti-drug efforts. Each scholarship is worth $1,500 toward post-secondary expenses. Funding for the scholarships comes from proceeds of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit – the largest annual collaboration of professionals and advocates in the...Read More
LONDON – Operation UNITE has extended the deadline for seniors to apply for “I Am UNITE” scholarships to Friday, April 8. “The initial deadline was March 31, but with the number of school closings due to weather and sickness we wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to submit an application,” explained Debbie L. Trusty, UNITE’s Education and Treatment Director. Application...Read More
Operation UNITE is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations across Kentucky participating in the third annual Kentucky Gives online fundraising event on Tuesday, December 1. UNITE’s focus for this year’s Kentucky Gives event is to raise funds for youth prevention and education initiatives – specifically Camp UNITE, school anti-drug UNITE Clubs, and the “On The Move!” mobile education...Read More
A total of 162 people attended six regional roundtables for representatives of UNITE Community Coalitions during October 2015. The roundtables were conducted in London, Somerset, Beattyville, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Hazard. To view photos from the roundtables click on name of the city. The roundtables were designed to let coalitions – many of which have new officers and members –...Read More
WILLIAMSBURG – Throughout the week, participants in the 9th annual Camp UNITE engaged in fun activities designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and let youth know they do not have to face difficult situations on their own. The underlying theme to camp – there is “Hope In Action” by remaining free from...Read More