2006-01-13 / Community

PHC, Breezy Point Join For Outreach

Msgr. Michael Curran of St. Thomas More’s/St. Edmund’s Parish continues a proactive approach to drug and alcohol awareness in the Rockaway community. Enlisting the collaborative assistance of Peninsula Hospital Center, Daytop and Project Outreach, Msgr. Curran has hosted several meetings for parents, teens and interested local residents. Straight talk is the theme of this community outreach workshop series that includes the dissemination of information regarding teen alcohol and drug abuse, types of drugs available to teens today and the potential for disastrous drug interaction, adult education, awareness and how to recognize the signs which signify someone may need assistance and/or intervention. Pictured, left to right: Frank McKenna, Program Director of Project Outreach, Elizabeth Leib, Parish Administrator, Liam O’Connor, Adolescent Director of Daytop, Msgr. Michael Curran, St. Thomas More/St. Edmund’s Parish, Lauren Pellegrino, Programmatic Liaison, Kevin Danaher, St. Thomas More’s/St. Edmund’s Parish Pastoral Council, Dr. Peter Guiney, Director of Family Practice Residence Program at Peninsula Hospital Center and Daytop Medical Director.

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