Warren Coalition’s “Pay It Forward” challenge

virtual trauma informed training

Warren Coalition’s “We See You, Warren County” campaign announced their August theme of “Pay It Forward.”

After encouraging residents to reach out to each other with different greetings, now they are challenging the community to take action and engage in acts of kindness throughout the month.

With personal finances in mind, the Warren Coalition wanted to remind people of some free to low cost ways to participate such as mowing your neighbor’s grass, volunteer at a local nonprofit, pick up trash along the road, or hand out ice pops at a local event like the fair or the upcoming National Night Out to remind others “It’s cool to connect.”

If you participate this month, send an email to celeste@warrencoalition.org or post on their WeCUWC Facebook group.

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News Maker Ryan Cubbage on a Warren Coalition Event

The Warren Coalition will hold a We Love Our Community Event on Tue. Feb. 15.

The event begins at 4:45 at the Raymond E. Santmyers Youth Center in Front Royal.

We spoke with Ryan Cubbage about the event in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Ryan gives us details of what is going to be a fun family event to celebrate the community.

This is all a part of the We See You Warren County Campaign for the Warren Coalition.

Ryan tells about the Polar Pitch and how you can help get people wet at the event.

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Creating a Stronger Community with Warren Coalition

Our conversation today with Celeste Brooks – Community Outreach Coordinator, and Ryan Cubbage – Community Liaison with Northwestern Prevention Collaborative (which includes Warren Coalition) focused on their programs & trainings that help build a stronger, more resilient community. The pair explained a few of their programs, talked about some upcoming events and told us about their Recovery Ally Training that happens on January 26, 2022. Click here to have a listen.

Celeste explained the relationship between Northwestern Prevention Collaborative and the various coalitions in the Shenandoah Valley including the Warren Coalition which is what most of our conversation centered around today.

She also told us about the Recover Ally Training, sponsored by NPC for anyone who wants to support people in recovery from substance misuse or substance use disorder. The training will help you understand the science of addiction, the stigma, and give you tools for how to help. You will learn about the most difficult times in recovery – it’s not what you think – what to say, what not to say, abuse vs misuse, addict/junkie vs person with substance use disorder, and post-acute withdrawal symptoms. This is a FREE virtual training happening on January 26, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm. Registration is required. You can do that here: https://nwprevention.org/recovery-ally

Ryan told us about the We See You, Warren County campaign including it’s purpose and why it’s needed. We talked about the monthly greeting and the impact it can have to create a stronger community. You can get more details for that and sign up here: bit.ly/wecuwc or join the Facebook group by clicking here.

He also gave us details for their FREE Love Our Community event happening on February 15, 2022. You can find the Facebook event by clicking here.

News Maker Celeste Brooks on Warren Coalition’s We See You Campaign

To help recover from the isolation of the pandemic  the Warren Coalition has launched the We See You campaign.

We spoke to the Warren Coalition’s Community Outreach Coordinator Celeste Brooks about the campaign in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Celeste explains that the campaign is an attempt to spread positive thoughts and actions in the community.

Celeste also tells us about the Warren Coalition’s mission as well.

To find out more about the We See You campaign click here.

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