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Webster’s WHEN:DFCC launches new website

The goal: strengthening prevention and outreach during COVID-19




Webster, N.Y. — WHEN:DFCC, Webster Health and Education Network: A Drug Free Community Coalition, has launched a new, more robust website in order to further their efforts to “Empower Webster kids to grow up strong and substance free.” The website features prevention information and current activities, along with opportunities for community members to get involved. 

Visit the new website at: WHENdfcc.org.

“Sharing information online is more important than ever, with in-person opportunities limited due to COVID-19”, said Executive Director Janine Sanger. “We have focused our efforts this summer on rebuilding our website and engaging the public through social media.” 

There are several COVID-19-related factors WHEN:DFCC would like to make Webster families aware of as kids return to school this month:

  • COVID-19 is associated with youth use of e-cigarettes. Encourage kids to quit and not to share Juuls, vape pens or cigarettes with others.

  • Be aware of the poisoning hazard that both liquid nicotine and hand sanitizer can present, and store these away from children and pets.

  • COVID-19 has raised levels of stress and anxiety for many, which can prompt negative coping strategies like misuse of prescription drugs, drinking, or smoking/vaping. Encourage positive coping strategies instead.

  • Mental health resources are available to those struggling to cope, or experiencing distress or depression. Please call the NY COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline for free emotional support, consultations and referrals: 1-844-863-9314. 

  • Visit WHENdfcc.org for more resources.

WHEN:DFCC encourages families to discuss these topics and seek help when needed. Parents can secure their medications and alcohol to prevent misuse. Prompt disposal of unused medications also prevents misuse. WHEN:DFCC has made free drug disposal bags and medication lock boxes available to Webster residents while supplies last. Simply pick them up at the Webster Chamber of Commerce at 1110 Crosspointe Lane Suite C, Webster New York 14580 during their regular business hours: Mon.‐Fri., 8 a.m.‐4 p.m.

Potential members and community partners are invited to join our monthly online meetings the second Wednesday of each month at noon. Register on our website or send inquiries to: info@WHENdfcc.org.

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