THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL INC

Vineland, NJ   |  www.southwestcouncil.org

Mission

THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL IS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE CONDITIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO LIVE IN SAFE, DRUG-ALCOHOL AND VIOLENCE-FREE ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCOURAGES HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.MISSION: THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL IS A PRIVATE NON-PROFIT DEDICATED TO PROVIDING DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO PREVENTION, INFORMATION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES TO THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND, GLOUCESTER, AND SALEM. THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL SEEKS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE RESIDENTS OF NJ BY INCREASING THEIR AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE USE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES THROUGH THE STRENGTHENING OF COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Mr. Joseph M. Williams

Main address

1405 N Delsea Dr

Vineland, NJ 08360 USA

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Formerly known as

NCADD of Southwest Jersey, Inc.

EIN

22-3127567

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

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Camp Y.E.Y. (Youth Empowering Youth)

A free week-long youth leadership development camp for children in grades 4 to 8 who have participated in youth
prevention/education programs conducted by the Southwest Council, Inc. Counselor Assistant (CA) positions available to former campers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.

Population(s) Served

Community members, including parents, educators, law enforcement, faith-based and youth, are invited to join to discuss strategies to help reduce substance abuse. For more information visit, www.SWCcoalitions.org

Population(s) Served

A valuable service provided to local businesses that helps to identify and to assist employees with substance abuse and related problems. Certified staff provide intervention services to employers to assist them with various concerns.

Population(s) Served

Professional substance abuse evaluation, assessment, and treatment services provided as a professional service for adults.

Population(s) Served

This program, developed for NJ returning veteran's families, includes children in family skill training sessions. Both parents and children learn and practice new behaviors separately, followed by working together so that appropriate responses to various behaviors become easier to incorporate into family interpersonal relations. Dinner included!

Population(s) Served

A six-week prevention program for children in grades two and three that builds internal assets and teaches the important life skills students need to grow up healthy and drug-free. The program uses puppets and stories that feature ‘real life’ situations experienced by a children’s soccer team.

Population(s) Served

The Youth Network is a youth leadership group that is part of the Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition. The Youth Network brings together teens who want to make a positive difference in their community by encouraging peers to participate in healthy decision making by staying drug and alcohol free. Membership in the Youth Network not only gives teens an opportunity to make a positive impact on their community, but provides valuable leadership
experience. For more information visit, www.SWCcoalitions.org.

Population(s) Served

Engage individuals reversed from an opioid overdose to provide non-clinical assistance, recovery supports and appropriate referrals for assessment and substance use disorder treatment.

Population(s) Served

If a person has been convicted of an alcohol or drug-related traffic or boating offense in NJ, they must satisfy the
requirements of the Intoxicated Driving Program and the IDRC. If a person is sentenced as a first time offender, they will be detained, educated and evaluated for at least six hours each day on two consecutive days in the IDRC.

Population(s) Served

Provide a comprehensive outreach and educational program in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties specifically focused on providing older adults (age 60+) with practical information regarding (1) the appropriate use of non-opioid analgesic pain medication; and (2) non-pharmacological approaches to dealing with acute and chronic pain. The Agency shall utilize a two-prong approach in Cumberland, Salem, and Gloucester counties: (1) the facilitation of the evidence-based Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) program; and (2) raising community awareness through material/literature distribution, community seminars, presentations and health fairs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Charting impact

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The Southwest Council is committed to improving the conditions and opportunities for children and families to live in safe, drug-alcohol and violence-free environments that encourage healthy lifestyles.

The Southwest Council is dedicated to providing drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention, information and intervention services to the counties we serve.

Financials

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THE SOUTHWEST COUNCIL INC

Board of directors
as of 8/5/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Terry VanZoeren

Rowan University

Term: 2017 - 2018

Christopher Flickinger

BB&T

Ida Bonavito

Bridgeton High School

Kenneth Blizzard

Hopewell Twp. BOE

Margaret Beninati

Cumberland Co. College

Jessica Kanady

Rowan University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No