Mount Olive Municipal Alliance Committee
A community based coalition of volunteers committed |
to heightening awareness of substance abuse through
education, prevention and alternate activities.
WHAT IS A MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COMMITTEE?
A municipal alliance committee is a community based, non-profit organization, dedicated to securing funding and coordinating efforts to combat alcoholism, drug abuse and violence through prevention, intervention, education and alternative activities.
The Mt. Olive Municipal Alliance Committee is an Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee reporting to the Mayor. MOMAC, in its present form, was established by Township Council Resolution in March of 1990.
WHO BELONGS TO MOMAC?
Citizens living and working in the community; parents, youth, teachers and other education-related personnel, health care professionals, law enforcement personnel, PTA representatives and business people, to name a few. All our members have an interest in the health, welfare and quality of life in our community.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN MOMAC?
Help plan and coordinate programs, chaperon youth activities, publicize upcoming events, write grants. The possibilities are endless as are the tasks to be performed. Your help is needed...any assistance you can offer in the form of ideas, time and/or donations are gratefully appreciated.
HOW IS MOMAC FUNDED?
Funding for Alliance sponsored programs comes from:
A yearly grant request. Written by local Alliance members for programs to be conducted within the community. Funding is obtained from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA), which distributed Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction (DEDR) funds (fines and revenues collected by the State that are a result of drug-related incidents).
Township matching funds.
Fund raising events.
MOMAC AND THE COMMUNITY
Assists in promoting and funding the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program offered to 5th and 7th grade students by the Mt. Olive Police Department DARE Officers.
Funded establishment of an adventure ropes course at Mt. Olive High School.
In association with the Student Assistance Program, established a Peer Counseling Center at Mount Olive High School.
Sponsor of the Loschiavo Run, an event promoting a substance free lifestyle.
Sponsors softball, baseball, and basketball teams through Mt. Olive recreational leagues.
Sponsors alternative activities for students, including roller-skating parties, dances and other events.
Contributes funding and assistance to Project Graduation.
Established the "Safe Home" Programs. The goal of this program is to provide parents with a listing of like-minded parents who pledge to keep their homes safe for children to visit and party in a drug, alcohol and violence free environment. The program targets families of students in grades 6 through 10.
Sponsors programs in the community that work toward goals that reflect those of the Municipal Alliance Committee, such as use of Fatal Vision Goggles, which simulate the effects of elevated blood alcohol levels.
Sponsors community awareness programs on alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues, such as "Family to Family" and the "15-Minute Child Break."
Provides funding for programs conducted in our schools which include Peer Counseling Center at the High School, "Here's Looking at You 2000," "Project Success," "Peer Leadership," "Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)" and "Baby Think It Over."
Provides funding for comprehensive Drug and Alcohol surveys, results of which are used for needs assessment for program planning and education.
Advocates on matters pertinent to the objectives and goals of the Municipal Alliance Committee, including violence, alcohol, tobacco and other drug related issues to our local governing body and the New Jersey legislature.
Assisted in the establishment of a Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team resource center for victims of domestic violence at Mt. Olive Police Headquarters.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE|
Attend a meeting:
Held the first Monday of each month
Mt. Olive Town Hall
P.O. Box 453
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
(973) 691-0900 ext. 7265
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