News of the Day

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for this year is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."

Naloxone and Overdose Training Set for October 13, 2015
The Westmoreland County Drug and Alcohol Task Force announced that a Naloxone (Narcan) and Drug Overdose Prevention Training will be held on October 13, 2015 from 6 pm to 8 pm in Room 132, First Floor, of Westmoreland County Community College, 1150 5th Avenue, New Kensington, PA. The event is free and open to the public. Family members and friends of those who are addicted are encouraged to attend.

The training will include:

  1. ways to reduce the risk of accidental overdose
  2. how to identify symptoms of an overdose
  3. what to do and what not to do if you are present when a person overdoses
  4. how to administer Naloxone (Narcan)
  5. how PA's Good Samaritan law affects you if you witness an overdose

A limited amount of Naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of opioids, will be available to individuals who are in need of a take home supply.

To register for the training, those interested are asked to contact Diane Chopyak at 724-684-90020, ext. 4446, or via email at

State Budget Impasse Enters Fourth Month
If you have not already done so, raise your voice and tell Governor Wolfe and members of the State Legislature to solve the budget impasse today. Residents of Pennsylvania can send an email by going here.

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