BOW Drug / Alcohol Action Committee

Meetings


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Clark Building (Old Library)
    605A Orange Center Road
  • Call Joni Nordstrom, Coordinator, at 215-9780 for more information.

Mission Statement


We are a dedicated committee of volunteers, community leaders and concerned citizens from Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge whose mission is to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse by promoting awareness through educational programs and outreach, working in collaboration with our schools, other community organizations, businesses and local government agencies.

Who We Are


Joni Nordstrom, our part-time, paid coordinator, serves as our voice to the residents of our town, as well as our neighbors in Bethany and Woodbridge, as we strive to bring a "drug-free" message to the entire BOW region. Joni is continuing the long tradition of leadership in the Town of Orange and has been instrumental in changing the committee name to BOWDAAC (Bethany, Orange, Woodbridge Drug/Alcohol Action Committee) to include the towns of Bethany and Woodbridge.

Grass-roots Committee


We are proud of our grass-roots committee who make a strong and visible presence in our schools and our community through numerous activities that we sponsor and support. ODAAC (now BOWDAAC) was at the forefront of the smoke-free campaign as well as statewide initiatives to combat underage drinking in our community.

Funding


Much of our funding is made possible through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in addition to other grants that our committee actively seeks out.

Serving


The committee is rounded out by police officers, counselors, parents, teachers and students. We take seriously our oath to serve, and we welcome your input.

Education Series


BOWDAAC offers educational series on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and serves as a community resource for materials such as videotapes and pamphlets and as a speakers' bureau. Please contact us if you would like assistance in developing or presenting a Prevention program.