Jeffery Biggs and the staff at the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership lost their federal grant at the end of last year. The federal grant awarded the agency a 100-thousand dollar annual budget, but that 's no more.
" This is a very tough time to be in the non-profit industry for us in particular. It's a little bit more difficult because we ended a ten year grant," said Biggs.
With a reduced staff of only four people, they travel from school to school educating the youth on the dangers of substance abuse.
"If they're ever presented with the opportunity to experiment with a drug or make a bad decision they'll have that little voice in the back of their head saying, I know better," said Biggs.
Now the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership needs your help. Jeffery Biggs says it's going to take the support of the community to help keep them afloat.
Any dollar helps, especially when it's such a small operation like we are, as far as staffing, but the reach we have is large. Every single dollar counts," said Biggs.
Biggs says the substance abuse partnership is not a United Way agency so they are relying on the city , county, and community member's contributions.