"Protecting Our Community" Town Hall Meeting on April 16

“Protecting Our Community” Town Hall Meeting

April 11, 2024

LRADAC is hosting a “Protecting Our Community” Town Hall Meeting on April 16

The public forum will address Underage Drinking, Youth Substance Use, Mental Health Awareness and Violence Prevention in Richland County.

Columbia, SC – As part of Alcohol Awareness Month, LRADAC’s Prevention Team will host a Town Hall Meeting at Fairlawn Community Center, 9128 Wilson Boulevard, on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 pm. With a theme of “Protecting Our Community,” the Town Hall meeting is the latest offering from LRADAC to help educate the public on ways to create an open conversation about the impact of underage drinking and youth substance use and also help raise awareness about youth mental health concerns and ways to help prevent violence in Richland County. Like LRADAC’s previous Town Hall meetings, this outreach event strives to create an open conversation between community members and representatives from various Richland County public health, law enforcement, and educational agencies.

“Opportunities to bring together community members to have conversations around these important topics are significant to us,” said Ashley Bodiford, LRADAC’s Director of Prevention. “These meetings are vitally important so that members of the public can be aware of substance misuse, mental health, and other risk factors that affect our youth so that we can have open conversations on how to those at-risk.”

LRADAC’s Town Hall meeting is free and open to the public. All participants are eligible to enter a drawing for door prizes. Light snacks and refreshments will also be served.

For more information about LRADAC’s Town Hall Meetings, contact Ashley Bodiford, Director of Prevention, at 803-391-6872 or abodiford@lradac.org.

LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.