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Project LINK is hosting an educational group, “Partners in Parenting,” beginning September 11, 2014 and concluding October 30, 2014. This free evidence-based program is designed for pregnant and parenting women whose lives are impacted by substance abuse. The group will meet on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson Street, Fredericksburg. Lunch will be provided. Complimentary FRED bus tokens are available for those women needing transportation assistance. For more information click here

According to Glenda Knight, Project LINK Manager, “Women and children whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse have extensive needs. With Project LINKs’ emphasis on education, participation in this group will provide the support needed to enhance parenting and problem solving skills. My personal goal is to help participants have stronger and more supportive family relationships.”

Project LINK works with pregnant and parenting women with risk factors for substance abuse or personal histories of chemical dependency. Its mission is to link women to resources that foster their physical, emotional, spiritual, and family well-being. Project LINK uses a supportive, non-punitive approach to preventing and treating perinatal substance use disorder. Project LINK conducts screenings at the health department maternity clinics and provides case management services as well as home viAccositing services. 

In Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014), Project LINK served more than 700 women. Project LINK is funded through the Federal Substance Abuse Block Grant. There is no cost to Project LINK participants.

To register for “Partners in Parenting,” obtain additional information on Project LINK or make a referral, please call Glenda Knight, Program Manager, at 540-891-3132 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches learned about a very important resource for families who have lost loved ones to sudden tragedy, an organization called LLOST.

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The foundation has helped 44 hospitals in 22 states through their Treasured Memories program. The program sends nurses to bereavement training, and provides or supplements the $55 memory boxes that include clothes, booties, handknot blankets, pictures, foot prints, hand prints, clipped hair and other mementos.