Union Chapel is excited to announce the receipt of $12,000 grant to begin a culturally holistic approach to educating the community on protective factors to strengthen families by implementing sewing circles. With funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the R.O.A.R. Coalition is excited to announce this grant proposal has been funded for 2024. R.O.A.R. is a community coalition of stakeholders that meet monthly to learn, to partner, and to help build awareness of ACES and grow resilience for our community by focusing on the five protective factors known to help buffer the effects of ACES (adverse childhood experiences). We plan to launch culturally related activities, events, and initiatives that will assist high-risk youth and families in the Union Chapel community.