Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

  Understanding the Opioid Epidemic By: Amber Shepperd, M.A., Regional Evaluator – Prevention Resource Center 4, East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Open up any newspaper, social media application, or research journal today and you will see one thing in common - discussion about an epidemic in our country, our state, and our local counties. Opioid overdoses (including prescription opioids and heroin) claim the lives of 91 Americans every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, the majority of drug overdose deaths (more than six out of ten) involve an opioid, with more than half a million people dying from drug overdoses from 2000-2015 (CDC, 2016). Opioids can be natural or synthetic and the chemical compound binds to receptors […]

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East Texas Giving Day!

  Click Here to Give and For More Information! What is a Community Foundation? Community foundations are tax-exempt public charities with a common goal: improving the quality of life in the geographic areas they serve. Community foundations are funded by individuals, families, corporations and nonprofit organizations that create short-term and permanent charitable funds to help meet needs within a given region. Overseen by a volunteer board of community leaders and industry professionals, community foundations invest and administer these funds for the benefit of area nonprofits. There are more than 800 community foundations across the United States. About East Texas Communities Foundation Founded in 1989, East Texas Communities Foundation’s (ETCF) mission is to provide simple ways for donors to achieve their long-term charitable goals. ETCF works […]

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If you haven't filed your taxes for 2016, 2015, 2014 or 2013,  Greater Longview United Way can help you for FREE! Broughton Recreation Center 801 Martin Luther King Blvd Longview, TX 75602 903-236-9211   From January 23 to April 18 Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday  5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm      

ETCADA Is Hiring A Prevention Specialist

Looking for special people who want to change the lives of our area youth. Local non-profit organization looking for energetic and positive individuals to provide substance abuse and tobacco prevention/education in areas schools and community sites throughout Region IV of Northeast Texas. A life changing opportunity that requires strong organization, multi-tasking, oral/written communication skills and a willingness to learn. Reliable transportation with a good driving record a must. Successful candidates must pass background check and drug screen. To become a Prevention Specialist with our team send resume to: ETCADA Prevention Specialist at cdoan@etcada.com ETCADA is an EEOE, Veterans highly encouraged to apply.

ETCADA is Hiring a Community Coalition Coordinator

Local non-profit seeks individual for Community Coalition Coordinator for Harrison County to coordinate public relations, conduct presentations to identified populations, recruit, train and utilize Coalition volunteers to assist in coalition evidence-based environmental strategies. Exceent public speaking kils, oral/writen communication, abilty to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task a must. Reliable transportation, with a good driving record is a must. Flexible work schedule requires some Saturdays and evenings community presentations and events. Some travel to training required. Minimum of Bachelor's degree required. Successful candidates must pass background check and drug screen. EOE. Send resume and letter of interest to ETCADA Community Coalition Coordinator ddotson@etcada.com