Prevention Awareness Support Service (PASS) is pleased to announce the expansion of their prevention services into Delaware and Morrow counties in central Ohio. PASS began as a non-profit violence prevention organization in 2010, and provided family oriented training and educational programs. Since its inception, PASS has evolved to now offer substance use and suicide prevention programming, and social and emotional learning programming in schools. Additionally, PASS offers adult programming in areas of mental wellness and suicide prevention.
“PASS will be working with the mental health board to offer specialized training to school teachers and staff that will equip and empower them to manage their classrooms with evidence based techniques and practices that have proven to build self-regulating skills,and prevent youth mental illness and substance use,”said Rick Skilliter, executive director of PASS.
With this expansion, PASS will now serve residents and communities in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Delaware, Morrow, Paulding, Van Wert, and Union counties. The vast majority of services are funded by the levies collected in the various counties served as well as state and federal programming grants.