Brookhaven Town Hosts Substance Abuse and Addiction Program 111

Supervisor Romaine and Brookhaven Youth Bureau Host New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program

On May 1st, Supvervisor Ed Romaine and the Brookhaven Youth Bureau hosted the “New Trends in Substance Abuse and Addiction Program” at Brookhaven Town Hall. The program was conducted by Long Island Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependency Executive Director, Steve Chassman. Topics covered during the program included:

  • How you can help a teen become more aware of the substances within their community;
  • How you can help decrease the likelihood of alcohol and drug dependency within your community;
  • What the effects are of CBD Oil on teens and adults;
  • How the possible legalization of marijuana could affect prevention of drug use in our teens.

This year the Youth Bureau has held three Substance Abuse Education Workshops for Parents. Approximately 200 parents, guardians and social workers have attended these workshops. Funding for the program is provided by a legislative grant through New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.

“Trends in the drug culture are constantly changing,” Supervisor Romaine said to about 50 people who attended the program. “By participating in this program, you are educating yourselves about how to talk to our youth about a difficult subject, what signs to look for when it comes to substance abuse and preventative measures that can be taken. I want to thank Senator Kenneth LaValle for providing the funding that makes it possible for the Youth Bureau to continue holding these very timely and meaningful workshops.”

The Youth Bureau works in partnership with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office to provide drug testing kits to parents and guardians. There is a limit of two kits per family. The kits can be picked up at the Youth Bureau at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville.

The Youth Bureau’s next Substance Abuse Education Workshop for Parents will be held at Brookhaven Town Hall, located at 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville, on May 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about this program or to RSVP, please call the Youth Bureau at 631-451-8011 or visit www.brookhavenny.gov.

Photos courtesy of Town of Brookhaven
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Town Partners with Long Island Housing Partnership to Provide Affordable Housing 145

 On August 27th, Brookhaven Town, working in conjunction with the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP), conducted a lottery at Brookhaven Town Hall to select 20 applicants who will be provided with an opportunity to purchase new, affordable condominiums at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. These homes are offered for sale to eligible households that earn 80 percent or less of the area median income and will feature two bedrooms and one bath.

Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said, “I want to thank the Long Island Housing Partnership and Beechwood Yaphank LLC for working with the us to help make the dream of home ownership a reality. Brookhaven Town code ensures all housing developments must have at least 10 percent of its units dedicated to providing workforce or affordable housing, and this makes it easier for hard working families to remain on Long Island.”

Pictured left to right are LIHP President and CEO Peter Elkowitz; LIHP Senior Vice President James Britz; Supervisor Edward P. Romaine; Brookhaven Town Commissioner of Housing and Human Services Alison Karppi and LIHP Executive Assistant Linda Mathews.

 

 

2019 Hurricane Survival Guide – Be Prepared! 130

Hurricane season is here, and Supervisor Ed Romaine reminds residents that the 2019 Hurricane Survival Guide is now available on the Town’s website at www.BrookhavenNY.gov.

The guide is designed to help residents prepare for a hurricane and other severe weather incidents. It covers preparations and procedures for virtually every hurricane scenario and includes hurricane surge maps which are useful in understanding how different areas might be impacted by hurricanes of varying intensities.  There are also important phone numbers, lists, tips, a Family Disaster Supplies Kit check list, and tear sheets for use at home and at work.

“Brookhaven Town has many miles of coastline, which makes us vulnerable to hurricanes and other severe weather conditions,” said Supervisor Romaine. “Residents need to be informed and prepared to keep their family and property safe. I encourage everyone to take the time to read the guide and take action now.”

 

 

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