Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing $500 stipends to community-based organizations to conduct Underage Drinking Prevention Town Hall Meetings THMs in the Spring of 2014. SAMHSA has asked DBHR (the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery) and RUaD (the Washington State Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking) to submit names of organizations that would be interested in hosting a THM.
If you would like your coalition to receive an invitation from SAMHSA to host a THM, please e-mail Ray Horodowicz (Ray.Horodowicz@dshs.wa.gov) as soon as possible. Include the following information:
Name of your group
Your phone number
Need more information about THMs? General information can be found here: www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/TownHallMeetings/. The site contains many free tools, downloadable materials, and other resources to help you hold a successful THM. At that site, you can sign-up to receive THM E-alerts. The most recent E-alert has information specific to the 2014 THMs. It can be found here: www.stopalcoholabuse.gov/TownHallMeetings/resources/full-alert.aspx?ID=63.
The goals of Town Hall Meetings are:
SAMHSA has some very specific rules about these stipends. Here are a few things to keep in mind: