Breathitt County UNITE Coalition
Meetings for 2015 are: February 11, May 13, August 12, and November 18. 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
Tom Vicini – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-598-3069 (w), 606-416-1926 (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
LONDON – Nancy Hale, a long-time educator and current Co-Program Director of the UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative, will become President and Chief Executive Officer of Operation UNITE effective Monday, February 9. Hale succeeds Dan Smoot, who has been tapped to lead a new drug prevention/education initiative for Appalachia HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area). “I am humbled...Read More
Operation UNITE’s “Celebrate Successes in Prevention and Education” Coalition Awards luncheon scheduled for 11 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, February 17, at the Eastern Kentucky University Manchester Campus has been CANCELED due to the prediction of hazardous winter weather coming into the region. It will be rescheduled. Two of America’s top officials in the effort to reduce drug use and its...Read More
A new national report shows Kentucky fares well compared to other states in the number of patients potentially misusing non-prescribed medications or abusing illegal drugs. Kentucky, “which has long been known as an epicenter of the national prescription drug epidemic,” was “noticeably absent” from the top 10 worst performing states in each of three categories studied, according to the...Read More
MT. VERNON – A new drug prevention initiative designed to provide youth another way to resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs was launched in Rockcastle County Tuesday, October 14. The “Give Me A Reason” program – a collaborative effort by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) and Operation UNITE – will provide free saliva-based drug test kits to parents...Read More
It’s all about service – to youth, to schools, and to communities across southern and eastern Kentucky. Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative provides before and after school math tutoring and healthy choices programs to address drug prevention and nutritional education. Members also serve as sponsors for anti-drug UNITE Clubs and recruit volunteers for school-based...Read More