Pictured L-R: Wade South – Meeker Police, Jennifer Griffith, Lindsay Hernandez, Tiffany Rodriguez, Sarah Becker – KTHC, Mike Hedge – Meeker H.S. Principal

In honor of Alcoholism Awareness Month, today KTHC’s Behavioral Health Grant Staff are partnering up to promote safety and sobriety to Meeker High School juniors and seniors before their prom. The Native Connections Grant is a prevention grant for 12-24-year-olds, promoting suicide and substance use prevention. The State Youth Treatment Grant is a substance use treatment grant, helping 12-25-year-olds, who have a history of substance abuse or are actively using. Together, these grants are teaming up to present information on the dangers of pf drinking and driving. They are handing out fun items, information about alcohol use and its effects, and share about the services offered in the Behavioral Health Department to 130 Meeker High School students today.

As of April 8, 2019, Meeker Public Schools signed a Memorandum of Agreement with KTHC to refer students with CDIB cards, allowing these Lincoln County students to receive services from the Kickapoo Tribal Behavioral Health Department. In addition to being a referral source, KTHC Grant Staff are now able to provide educational awareness training to all students and faculty at no cost to the school.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with addiction recovery and addiction-related behaviors, or have questions about our program, please call us at 405.964.2618. Our outstanding administrative staff will be honored to help you.