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High School Graduation Initiative and SAP Help Corcoran Improve Click to read more
New York State has removed Corcoran High School from its list of persistently low-achieving schools. Math and English test scores have improved, the graduation rate has increased, and the dropout rate has decreased. Contact Community Services is proud to have played a role through our Student Assistance Program and the High School Graduation Initiative.
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Contact’s Suicide-safer Community Initiative on United Way’s Community Update Click to read more
Contact’s director of crisis intervention services talks about our Suicide-safer Community Initiative on the United Way’s Community Update.

Chery Giarrusso

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State Grant would Allow Contact to Operate 211 Service for Five Counties Click to read more
The United Way of Central New York has applied for a $150,000 state grant to operate a non-emergency referral service that’s just a three-digit phone call away, 2-1-1. The Federal Communications Commission set aside the 211 dialing code for community information and referral services in July 2000. It helps the elderly, the disabled, those who don’t speak English, people who are having a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills or folks new to the community to find information about health and human service organizations and agencies.
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State Grant would Allow Contact to Operate 211 Service

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Stop saying ‘committed’ suicide
Would you ever say that your loved one "committed cancer" or "committed a heart attack"? Sounds strange, right? This is how it feels to hear people say that your loved one committed suicide, implying that they should be blamed for their illness.
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Words to Inspire Click to read more
Words To Inspire Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too,
can become great. —Mark Twain
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New from SAMHSA: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT ChildrenClick to read more

A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children was developed to help practitioners in a wide range of settings understand the critical role of family acceptance in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
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