FAMILY RESOURCE NETWORK
Community Connections has served as the Governor-designated Family Resource Network (FRN) for Mercer County since 1990. As the FRN, we serve as the primary coordinating and planning body for local services for children and families.
Community Connections collaborates with various community leaders to identify service gaps and works with community leaders to develop and implement new strategies and programs.
PREVENTION WITHOUT BORDERS
Prevention Without Borders is the lead substance abuse prevention program throughout southeastern West Virginia – including Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Summers, Webster, and Wyoming counties.
In a unique, innovative approach, Community Connections utilizes a network of coordinators to implement substance abuse prevention programs, practices, and services. In general, we support County Coalitions, develop and support SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Chapters, teach evidence-based programs, host community events, and mobilize the community to spark concern over the problem while instilling hope for the future.
As a service to Mercer County and surrounding communities, Community Connections offers fingerprint/background check services via IdentoGO (MorphoTrust USA). We provide this service on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Appointments are required.
For additional information and to schedule an appointment visit http://www.identogo.com or call 855-766-7746.
SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, is a youth-led, youth-empowered organization that provides students with a voice to speak out about the problems they see in their schools and communities. From underage drinking to bullying, SADD covers it all!
SADD envisions a world in which young people make positive decisions that advance their health and safety.
For more information, visit www.wvsadd.org