Events

Drive Up & Drop In – A Safe Medication for Safe Disposal

Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC, Inc.), along with law enforcement, agencies, and community coalitions, partner biannually to host medication collections. On October 24 from 10 am – 2pm, there will be 46 public Drive up & Drop in Take Back Collections Sites throughout Bucks County.

Bucks County is having a Drive Up & Drop In Take Back medication collection event on Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10-2 pm. Law enforcement officers will collect unneeded, unused, or expired prescription medications, as well as over-the-counter.

New to the program: police officers will be collecting vaping products for disposal at all 46 hosting sites and in collections boxes located in local police departments. As with all medications, vaping cartridges, pods and e-cigarettes should be disposed of safely.

Please visit www.bcdac.org for site locations, site protocols, and more.

According to the 2019 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS), 42.9% of Bucks County students responded as “took them from a family member living in my home” as their most frequent source/method of obtaining the prescription drugs that they used without a doctor’s prescription. It is important to follow safe practices with all medications. This includes storing medications appropriately, taking medications only as prescribed, and locking up and monitoring medications. You can also safely dispose of both prescribed and over-the-counter medications by participating in Take
Back by using a drop box located near you.

To find a collection box located in a police department nearest you use CLICK HERE, or contact Donna Foisy at dsfoisy@buckscounty.org or call 215.444.2740.

Click HERE to access the PDF flyer

YMCA “Stand Against Racism” Webinar Series Begins July 1

Join us in our free webinar series: Stand Against Racism hosted by the YWCA Bucks County. Starting July 1st, from 1 pm to 2 pm. Check our link to sign up for our weekly Zoom webinars. https://www.ywcabucks.org/stand-against-racism-webinars/

YMCA Racism Webinar

“Being an Ally”

We invite you to our next virtual community conversation on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 1 to 2 pm. The topic will be “Being an Ally.” Our speaker will be Marlene Pray, and YWCA Executive Director, Guillaume Stewart will be our host. Marlene Pray, MEd is an Anti-Racist Community Organizer, Director of The Rainbow Room, and leader of Rise Up Doylestown.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eh6ex3oxa04cc8a8&oseq&c&ch


“Off to a Good Start”

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Virtual QPR Training


NAMI Online Support Groups and Wellness Events

Click HERE for the Unity Week schedule!

YMCA – “Defining White Privilege”

Wednesday, July 8th from 6 to 7 pm.
Join the YWCA Bucks County in our community conversation that will focus on defining white privilege in our country. Participants will be challenged to identify their privilege in their lives on a macro and micro scale, and how to use this privilege to bring about change. It will be a safe space to share and to ask questions.
Executive Director Gee Stewart interviews Serita Lachesis and Ilya Moses in this interesting and educational topic. Serita is currently a sixth-grade teacher at a Quaker school in the city, where she is an active member of the diversity committee. Ilya is the Operations Manager at Franklin Square, where he is piloting a diversity and inclusion training program for his staff. Register here: https://www.ywcabucks.org/stand-against-racism-webinars/

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