substance use

Montcalm Prevention Collaborative continues work toward creating a healthier community

Four years ago, Amy O’Brien received the type of phone call that is every parent’s worst nightmare. 

Just one month before her daughter, Megan O’Brien, would graduate from Central Michigan University, Amy received the terrifying news that Megan had been involved in a serious car accident. 

Montcalm Prevention Collaborative and Montcalm Area Intermediate School District team up for youth

The Montcalm Prevention Collaborative (MPC) whose primary mission is to reduce youth substance use throughout Montcalm County is delighted to announce the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) has received a Federal Drug Free Communities grant on its behalf.

The grant provides $125,000 running through Sept. 29. Additional funding of $125,000 annually will expire in 2025. At the end of five years, the MPC and MAISD will have an opportunity to extend the grant for a subsequent five years for a total of 10 years.  This amounts to approximately $1,250,000 that will be coming back to our communities.