CALM Receives Grant Funds

CALM Receives Grant Funds

CALM (the Coalition for Addiction and Life Management) has received $25,000 in grant funds from Community Impact North Carolina (CINC) to assess substance abuse in Wayne County.

“Substance use does not play favorites,” Machelle Bass, CALM Chair stated. “It can affect anyone at any age. Therefore, CALM desires to provide a prevention pathway for our residents by assessing Wayne County’s specific substance data.”

According to Bass, CALM has partnered with the University of Mount Olive to collect data for the grant project.

“With three research labs within the Psychology Department, UMO is the perfect partner for this local endeavor and we are excited to put our professional skills to use by engaging in meaningful work that will benefit the community, ” said Natalie Kemp, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the REACH (Resilience Education Awareness for Coping and Hope) lab.

CALM has set a date of Dec. 30 to release its findings. Monies from the grant will also be used for such projects as the Lock Your Meds Campaign, and other initiatives.

To participate with the Wayne County Substance Use Assessment visit