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Wellspring Center for Prevention Named "2018 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT" by GreatNonprofits

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Wellspring Center for Prevention today announced that it has been named a "2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, the leading reviews organization for charities and nonprofits. Wellspring Center for Prevention (formerly NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc.) is a non-profit, community-based health organization providing prevention, education, information, and referral services to county residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, municipal alliances, and social service agencies since 1980. The agency’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the prevention of addiction-related problems across the lifespan. "We are honored to be named a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit," said Wellspring’s Executive Director Ezra Helfand. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year and every year since our inception 38 years ago. We continue to serve tens of thousands of students, educators, parents and other groups through Middlesex County, and beyond.” “Wellspring provides a wide variety of services in several formats to meet...
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Wellspring Staffer Recognized by Old Bridge BOE

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By Melisa Damcevska, Preventionist Caption: Old Bridge Superintend of Schools David Cittadino presents Jenna Bonstein with a Certificate of Appreciation for her work in the community According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 people die every day in the United States after overdosing on opioids, from prescription pain relievers to heroin to more powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl (NIDA 2018). 115 people every day dying from a cause that is 100% preventable if prevention and education begins early enough. That is where Jenna Bonstein comes in. A Preventionist at Wellspring Center for Prevention and a peer recovery coach at Woodbridge Addiction Recovery Mentorship Program. Jenna, a life-long Old Bridge resident, has seen both ends of the addiction continuum from early prevention all the way into maintaining recovery. Jenna has been an incredible advocate for opioid overdose prevention by sharing her own story of addiction with over 800 parents...
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Celebrating 38 Years of History and Community Impact

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As you read this, our agency is turning 38 years old. And if I may so say, we look marvelous! Here’s a little historical perspective. We were incorporated in February, 1980 as the Middlesex Council on Alcoholism to provide an information/referral helpline and introduced Mr. Chugs, an alcohol prevention program for elementary school. Housed at Middlesex General Hospital (now Robert Wood Johnson Hospital,) our Middlesex county branch began operations without funds, but with a dedicated group of volunteers. The activities of the agency time included training; events in school settings; seminars at Perth Amboy General, Middlesex General, and South Amboy Memorial Hospitals; programs for numerous community groups; in-service training for various county agencies; co-sponsorship of the first statewide conference on Alcohol Problems and the Criminal Justice System; and a countywide seminar on alcoholism for the clergy. Services continued until funding became scarce and in 1977, the Council was forced to close...
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