Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities

Bucks Promise for Youth and Communities



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

On Oct. 29, 2011 communities across Bucks County will participate in a national initiative designed to help reduce prescription drug abuse and to protect the environment by providing for safe disposal of potentially dangerous controlled substances from household medicine cabinets. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA's) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications for proper and safe destruction. More than 40 collection sites throughout the county will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

To find the list of drop-off sites, click here:


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Update from the new Bucks Promise Coordinator

Dear Fellow Bucks Promise Members,

I was recently provided with the opportunity to work as the part-time Program Coordinator for Bucks Promise for Youth & Communities. It is with great enthusiasm that I would like to introduce myself. In past years, prior to working for TODAY, Inc., as a trained Incredible Years Parenting Series facilitator, I served Bucks Promise as a member, Vice-Chair and briefly as Chair. Former Bucks Promise Program Coordinator, Shannon Hibbs greatly contributed her skills and knowledge to Bucks Promise and will continue to serve as an active member through representing the Bensalem coalition of “Building a Better Bensalem Together” as their Community Mobilizer.

Recently, I have started receiving emails concerning Bucks Promise and updates regarding upcoming events. In September, I look forward to meeting or seeing all of you again for the scheduled Strategic Planning Meeting; meeting details are to follow. We are not going to meet during the heat of the summer, July or August. The Meeting scheduled for July 27 is for the Executive Board of Bucks Promise.

With great anticipation, I look forward to the coming year and helping to facilitate bringing the promises to Bucks County.

Sincerely, Donna Foisy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. and Bucks Promise for Youth & Communities


Presenter: LAURA POWERS, Vice President of Marketing Furia Rubel Communications, Inc.

• Learn to stay competitive in the new Web 2.0 age
• How to build your social media presence and capitalize on social networking opportunities
• Tips and strategies to connect with constituents and spread key messages through social media outlets
• Explore different forms of social media and which outlets make sense for you

The program will provide practical tips about where organizations and staff should focus their energy in order to reach the right audiences and achieve their messaging, marketing, fundraising and development objectives Bucks County prevention providers will also hold a panel discussion sharing successes and strategies that have worked for them.

DATE: June 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Breakfast & Lunch will be served
Registration & Breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Spring Mill Manor, 80 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, PA 18974

To register email Mary Ennis at: mennis@councilsepa.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County Event

Join us on June 10th for Evening Bowling and fun at Thunderbird Lanes in Warminster.
Donate $25 to bowl for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The funds raised will help fund BBBSBC mentoring initiatives of matching children with adult mentors.
Register online at www.eveningbowling.kintera.org.
Choose your bowling time 7PM or 9PM.
For more information: contact Sue Gelb at: 215-343-8260 x110 or gelb@bbbsbc.org

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bucks County Prescription Take Back Program: Saturday, April 30, 2011

Turn in your unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe disposal.

Free and anonymous.

For more information and drop off sites, please click on the link to view to flyer.


Friday, April 1, 2011


Bucks County Behavioral Health System, the Bucks County Human Relations Council, Delaware Valley College and Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania invite you to the Bucks County Diversity Conference:


May 25, 2011, 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Delaware Valley College, 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901

Please join us for a day to educate, train and celebrate the diversity of Bucks County, PA. Our keynote speaker, Melissa Harris-Perry, PhD, MDiV, (www.melissaharrisperry.com) begins the conference, followed by your choice of engaging workshops on topics such as LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
Questioning and Intersex), No Place for Hate, Islam Culture, a Panel of Diverse Communities, White Privilege, Immigration, and more. The day continues with a free luncheon and a Bucks County Resource Fair. Our day concludes with a presentation featuring a South African drummer who conveys his cultural message through music.

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in learning more about diversity in Bucks County, including behavioral health providers and consumers, business people, first responders, including police, probation and parole officers, teachers and other school staff, Bucks County and municipal employees, including human services and government staff, and the general public.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact:
Sheri Rubin:slrubin@magellanhealth.com
Mitch Fash:mfash@magellanhealth.com

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bucks County Drug Court Update

Bucks Promise for Youth & Communities is pleased to have Bucks County Assistant District Attorney, Dave Zellis present on the new Bucks County Drug Court.

Mr. Zellis will provide an overview on this innovative way to treat individuals with drug related crimes.

David W. Zellis is the Chief of Community Outreach. In addition to being one of the top trial lawyers in the office, Mr. Zellis is the Chief of the Bucks County investigating Grand Jury. He has also served as the chairman of the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force, and the Bucks County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission. Mr. Zellis is a founding member of the Bucks County Child Advocacy Center and the Bucks County Network Against Domestic Abuse.

Please join us for this informative session.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 (9:00 a.m.) at the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. offices located on 600 Louis Drive, Warminster, PA.