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Preventing underage gambling with partnership

In March of this year, the HFM Prevention Council partnered with the New York Council on Problem Gambling to participate in the YOU(th) Decide project to work to prevent underage gambling in Fulton County. Agency staff have been raising awareness among youth, parents and community leaders through face-to-face presentations, outreach, and media; and decreasing youth access to gambling through capacity building and policy work.

The HFM Prevention Council would like to recognize the following organizations/leaders for signing a resolution of support for the YOU(th) Decide project in our community:

∫ ASAPP’s Promise Coalition

∫ Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center

∫ Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

∫ Glove City Coalition

∫ Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery Counties

The HFM Prevention Council would also like to recognize the following organizations for enacting gambling free policies to help prevent underage gambling this year:

∫ ASAPP’s Promise Coalition

∫ Glove City Coalition

Thank you to everyone who supported the YOU(th) Decide project and helped the HFM Prevention Council to bring awareness to the dangers associated with underage gambling, and to decrease youth access to gambling.

If you, or your child, would like to learn more about YOU(th) Decide, or would like to get involved, please contact me at (518) 736-8188, Ext. 101.

The mission of the HFM Prevention Council is to increase the health and wellness in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties by preventing and reducing addiction disorders through education, recovery supports, supportive housing and community outreach.

The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not-for-profit independent corporation dedicated to increasing public awareness about problem and compulsive gambling and advocating for support services and treatment for persons adversely affected by gambling. The Council maintains a neutral stance on gambling and is governed by a Board of Directors.

Find out more at www.YOUthDecideNY.org.

PAUL MEHER

Johnstown

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