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Clear Minds, Bright Futures

When looking at the needs of our community, Substance Addiction prevention is consistently ranked within the top three needs.

Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative

United Way of the Tanana Valley is committed to helping end substance abuse addiction in our community. United Way is a partner with the Fairbanks Wellness Coalition, who is working to prevent the non-medical use of prescription opioids (pain relievers such as Vicodin, Oxycontin,  and Fentanyl)  among 12-25 year olds, as well as the use of heroin use among 18-25 year olds.
United Way of the Tanana Valley also funds programs designed to help preventSubstance Addiction Prevention. Grants are given to agencies who can demonstrate an impact in this area.

2017 Grant Recipients:

Resource Center for Parents and Children: $4,700
Alaska Health Fair: $1,210
Love INC: $5,000

2016 Grant Recipients:

Resource Center for Parents and Children: $4,700
Fairbanks Resource Agency: $14,023
fairbanks Counseling and Adoption: $9,057