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Northshore Health-Safety district prioritizes four problem areas

health & safety by Jeff Switzer
The Northshore-Shoreline Community Health and Safety Network is looking for some projects and some people to help with them.
   After seeking and reflecting on community input, the board targeted and prioritized four problem behaviors: teen substance abuse; youth violence; child abuse and neglect; and domestic violence.
   The Community Network is chartered by the State legislature to look at such problem behaviors in the area bounded by the Northshore and Shoreline School Districts.
   The board sent out their requests for proposals on Nov. 14, with funding allotments ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 to help community projects focused on these issues.
   The 23 citizen/volunteer members of the Network Board are crafting a comprehensive plan for state-funded social and health services in this area.
   As of Jan. 1, 1996, eight seats will be open on the board. Those interested should call the Network office at 368-4114 by Dec. 29.