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Partnership for Success

The West Side Youth Development Coalition is the recipient of a Partnership for Success Grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

We’re developing a capacity building plan for our coalition to help unite and reinforce efforts in managing the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. Though a countywide problem, the effects of use and distribution weigh heavily on the West Side.

Some short term strategies that we have identified for our capacity building plan include:

  • Holding a kick-off event upon strategy approval to introduce the project
  • Developing a coalition website (we're making progress on this one)
  • Creating an easy-to-use events calendar for events that promote our coalition’s mission
  • Recruiting volunteers interested in working on this issue
  • Partnering with the Erie County Department of Health on facilitating more NARCAN trainings in the neighborhood
  • Creating culturally competent materials around the issue to reflect the diversityof the West Side

We would like your input on our capacity building plan. Please review our Draft Capacity Building Plan and let us know what you think by contacting us using the information at the bottom of the page.

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-6137 •  Fax: (716) 878-5905
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