The PACT Coalition, together with the Women’s History and Culture Center (WHCC), is part of a Southern Nevada initiative to Break the Cycle of drug and alcohol addiction. In Mesquite, NV, these organizations are part of the comprehensive Mesquite Drug Court Breaking the Cycle Program, led by Judge Ryan Toone. Drug Court participants may voluntarily opt into the program for a time period of 18+ months.
Together with the Mesquite City Attorney’s Office, SafeNest, and Mesquite Behavioral Health, the Breaking the Cycle Team provides participants with comprehensive opportunities to experience drug- and alcohol-free futures with multi-faceted support.
Family relationships AND family fun are an integral component of that future. This summer, Mesquite Breaking the Cycle participants are being treated to four events. Events (past and scheduled) include a park picnic, swimming pool barbecue party, movie theater adventure, and a bowling party.
Here’s a glimpse of family fun AND program success. (Learn more about PACT and WHCC below.)
Jamie Ross of the PACT Coalition stated that, “it’s an honor to be a part of such a fun and inclusive experience that strengthens our community and our families. It’s fortunate that we have funding and partnerships that enable those involved in Judge Toon’s program to reconnect with family support systems that are so important for long term success in this incredible program.”
The PACT Coalition is a substance misuse prevention coalition dedicated to providing resources to the communities of Southern Nevada providing 3 basic services including, direct funding to nonprofits and governmental agencies increasing substance misuse prevention directly to those in need throughout Clark County, training and education in addiction, substance use disorder and mental health prevention and promotion to community members and professionals, and a neutral convening table to discuss issues of the day where sector members come to the table to solve current issues related to substance misuse and behavioral health issues. Find out more by visiting drugfreelasvegas.org.
The Women’s History and Culture Center shares information on women’s achievements and multicultural issues to improve the quality of life of women and men in the greater Mesquite area. Find out more by visiting whccmesquitenv.org.
Breaking the Cycle events are supported by the Nevada State Department of Health and Human Services through Grant # 1NU17CE925001 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.