UNITE staff to discuss programs
Operation UNITE staff will discuss various upcoming programs and issues at the next meeting of the Johnson County UNITE Coalition, to be held at noon on January 28 at the Paintsville Recreation Center.
Expected to attend from Operation UNITE are:
• Vice President Dan Smoot, who will provide an update about House Bill 1 and the Hemp bill being introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly.
• Treatment Director Amy Yates, who will provide an update about the UNITE Voucher Program.
• Education Director Debbie Trusty and Youth Programs Coordinator Mikkah Rogers, will conduct a focus group on the upcoming launch of an educational trailer a new community education kit called “Life With A Record,” and summer youth programs.
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