CONNECT Partner: The REAL Community Project

CONNECT is partnering with Youth Connections on a new Helena-based project designed to give local faith leaders access to our electronic referral system and get more people connected to necessary services.

The REAL Community Project, or simply REAL, (Referrals, Education, Action, Love) is an initiative to engage faith communities in the Helena area to prevent substance abuse and make the Helena area safer and healthier for kids and families. This will be accomplished through referrals for services, an educational conference providing resources to faith leaders, and a volunteer fair to inform the public about opportunities where they can provide service to the community.

Faith leaders are often trusted and respected by those in their community. They tend to be one of the first places people turn in times of need. By equipping these faith leaders with knowledge about the issues surrounding drugs and alcohol in the community and tangible ways to help prevent substance abuse, Helena can become a safer place for everyone.

To learn more about REAL, visit their website or email Rachel Dober at Rachel@youthconnectionscoalition.org.

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Although CONNECT is a web-based referral system, it has not had an online presence outside of the system itself until now. This website will host a number of training resources for current CONNECT users, contact information for site administrators in each county, Frequently Asked Questions about CONNECT, helpful tips, updates and more.

Do you have a story about how CONNECT has changed your referral process?  Have you or your staff members had success in optimizing the level of care provided to a client because of CONNECT?  We would love to hear from you and share your story with others!

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