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Community network awards grants for family health and safety

grants awarded The Board of the Northshore/Shoreline Community Network approved grants last month totaling $60,000 for six projects supporting healthy, safe communities.
   The projects and funding levels include:
   Northshore Schools: Direct Prevention/Intervention Services; $12,500. This project will allow the district's drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and intervention efforts to be extended to all schools in the district.
   Shoreline Schools: On-site Health Access Services; $14,000. This project will identify, assess and refer students and family members in need of health and social services to allow academic success.
   Northshore Youth and Family Services: School-Based Prevention Program; $15,000. This project will provide a continuum of family, couples and individual counseling, parent skills education, self-esteem, conflict resolution, family resource program, and inter-agency teams.
   Shoreline Alternative High School: At-Risk Student Intervention; $4,000. This project will address students at the two alternative high schools affected by domestic violence, family abuse and/or substance abuse. Small group training will be held for conflict resolution and family relationships. An art program will be used to identify mental health and other wellness needs. A staff development and support system will be offered to service providers.
   Center for Human Services/New Beginnings: Employment for Women Surviving Domestic Violence; $12,500. This project will provide weekly support groups on transition, education, career and employment goals. Individual education, employment and job search assistance will be provided. Child care will be provided.
   Seattle Indian Health Board: Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Play; $2,000. A Native youth theater project will reduce substance abuse using cultural values and traditions, addressing the areas of public awareness, prevention, early intervention, treatment and aftercare.
   The Community Network is chartered by the State Legislature to address problem behaviors such as youth violence, substance abuse and domestic violence in the area bounded by the Northshore and Shoreline school districts.