Check out Gándara Center’s February newsletter online. You can read about gift card drawings for our staff and other special promotions for National Employee Appreciation Day on March 1; meet Jayson Sanchez, our new recruitment marketing and sourcing specialist, and follow Malikah Jeffries, the Stop Access Springfield Coalition Coordinator, on her recent trip to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America conference in Washington, DC.

Also in the newsletter: the recovery coach graduation ceremony on January 25 at Gándara’s Stairway to Recovery Support Center in Brockton; and our agency receiving $245,000 for services to homeless youth—including an overnight shelter for young adults that we plan to open in Springfield in the near future.

In addition, Sara Moriarty, director of the Hampden County Tobacco Free Community Partnership, delivered a presentation at a Vaping Prevention Mini-Conference in at West Springfield High School on January 18.

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