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Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse Municipal Alliance Meetings are Scheduled for 2019

Residents are invited to become a Wayne Alliance volunteer or attend a public meeting and learn more about substance abuse prevention education.

The Wayne Alliance committee is appointed by Mayor Chris Vergano who asks the community to be involved in 2019, adding, “Together we can support Wayne families as we strive to reduce substance abuse.”

In compliance with the Sunshine Law, State of New Jersey, following is a schedule of the Regular Meetings of the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse for the calendar year 2019:

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month:

January 16, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
July 17, 2019
August 21, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019

Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at NOON in the Wayne Health Department, Conference Room 2 located at 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

Substance abuse in Wayne and surrounding towns is becoming commonplace in schools, homes, and industry...affecting young and old alike.

Drug laws are designed to help control the problem but they do not eliminate or prevent it. Before there can be an effective control, there must be widespread education and understanding in the community. The tragic effects of substance abuse must be made abundantly clear to the community.

Members of the Wayne community — especially parents, teachers, governmental officials, and employers — feel and understand the impact of substance abuse along with the long-term effect it has on the mental and physical health of our community.

2019 Events
Want to donate your time to a good cause? We need volunteers for the following committees:
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Grant Preparation

Ongoing Activities:
The Alliance provides quality educational programs about the risks and dangers of alcohol and drug abuse to all interested citizens. 

Here are some updates from the current programs the Wayne Alliance supports:
School Programs/Life Skills – This after school program is running at as many of the schools as we can schedule.  We are grateful to the Wayne Education Foundation for their support in scheduling and monitoring the coordination of these valuable programs

We feel quite accomplished when we see students demonstrate the skills they have learned at these programs.  Taking place typically 1 hour a day for 8 weeks; we enjoy the opportunity to educate children in preparation of making their own decisions, standing up for their beliefs and finding their ‘Natural High.’

BABES--Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies (BABES) is a primary prevention program designed to give children a lifetime of protection from substance abuse. BABES accomplishes this by assisting young people to develop positive living skills and by providing them with accurate, non-judgmental information about the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

This year, through the grant and additional donations from Chilton Medical Center, we are providing this program to EVERY 2nd grade in Wayne.

SMART Moves: We also continue to support these ‘life skills’ type classes at the Boys and Girls Club in Wayne.  Students from the Boys and Girls Club also volunteer with us at our annual Basketball fundraiser.  They provide valuable assistance as well as the opportunity to demonstrate their ‘SMART MOVES’ to the community.

Parent ‘Hot Topic’ Round Tables – This is a productive round table discussion group that meets the Third Monday of each month from 7 pm - 8 pm to discuss thoughts, questions & experiences regarding the prevention of alcohol, drug, and other substance abuse. Designed to be an interactive exchange of ideas with the moderation of Alliance members, attendees are encouraged to share conversation about the delicate dance of raising healthy children without alienating them.  Meetings are in the Health Dept. Conference Room 2 unless otherwise advertised.  Call 973-694-1800 x3244 for more information.

SENIOR CITIZENS: We continually work to increase our connection with the Senior Citizens of Wayne.  We participate in the Wayne Health Fair and other informative events that give us the opportunity to interact with Seniors.

BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER: As you know, this is the largest fundraiser the Alliance runs each year in April.  Funds from this event provide money for programs that we can offer to the schools and the public that are not part of our grant.  This year we have been able to bring programs to the 3 middle schools that support Red Ribbon Week (https://www.redribbon.org/about) and other educational events for children and parents as a result of our work on this fundraiser.
The Alliance is available to present workshops, training, and assemblies to:
•Youth Groups
•Civic Organizations
•Senior Citizen Groups

Stay in Touch!


Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays