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July 25, 2023

News From Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS)

Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services (WPCHS) held its July meeting at the ADAPT Office. Dara and David Johnson with Seymore D’Fair Foundation were guest speakers. The foundation is a non-profit organization based in St. Tammany Parish. Its focus is early childhood education specializing in preadolescent drug awareness, education, and prevention. The foundation promotes “Kiki’s Red Ribbon School Celebration which is an annual drug awareness and prevention program created by the Seymore D’Fair Foundation in 2018 and coincides with the national Red Ribbon Week Campaign. The program is offered to elementary and middle schools across Louisiana to engage schools and communities in drug prevention efforts. The Foundation is also responsible for Seymore’s “Louisiana is Better with ME 100% Drug-Free” license plate. The license plate can be purchased through the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. When you purchase Seymore’s Drug-Free license plate, a portion of the funds goes to Seymore’s Foundation to support drug education and drug awareness. For more information visit www.SeymoresFoundation.org.

Pictured at right: Paula Charles, WPCHS President, and Rusty Fornea, Executive Director, presents
David and Dara Johnson with a certificate of leadership. Pictured from left to right are Charles, David Johnson, Dara Johnson, and Fornea.

Attendees of the July meeting included: In-person: Rusty Fornea, Rhonda Gunnell, Shawn Singletary, Ruben Watts, Ginger Champagne, Stacy Hartzog, Jana Pounds, Wendy Castillo, Paula Charles, Dara Johnson, David Johnson, Sheila Seal, Tammy Populus, Corey Bordelon, Angela Shuckhart, and Tiffany Smith

Attendees Via Zoom: Thompson, Mignon Barnes, MSgt. Amy Thomas, Marty Hennegan, Kenisha Dicky, Valerie Vincent, Veronica Calderon, Katasha August, Demetra Dantzler, Michael Orkins, Demond Lockhart, and Kasey Lotz.   

The next scheduled meeting for WPCHS will be on August 22nd at 9:30 a.m. at the ADAPT Office, 216 Memphis Street, Bogalusa.  Meetings are open to the public.  For more information, contact Rusty Fornea at 985-735-0160.:

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