To create a safe and healthy community, one without the negative effects of substance abuse, particularly amongst our youth.
The mission of New Hope-Solebury Cares is to empower our community to make a meaningful and sustainable difference towards reducing youth substance abuse through education, collaboration and environmental change.
Executive Director: Andrea de la Flor, MA, ICPS, email@example.com
Projects Coordinator: Joanne Reszka, firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Leadership Director: Zachary Mahon, email@example.com
Youth Leadership Coordinator: Tyler Ramsin, firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Pastor Chuck Wilson, New Hope Community Church
Vice-President: Detective Corporal Jonathan Koretzky, Solebury Township
Treasurer: Pamela Milcarek, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
New Hope-Solebury Cares is supported through the formal commitment and involvement of the following community leaders:
Youth: Katie Warren, New Hope-Solebury High School Student
Parent: John Warren, New Hope-Solebury Resident
School: Dr. Steven Yanni, Superintendent, New Hope-Solebury School District
Faith: The Reverend Richard (Rick) Lee Vinson, Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury
Law Enforcement: Chief Dominick Bellizzie, Solebury Township Police Department
Business: Denise Marshall, Owner, Blue Skies Above WebCenters
Media: Bridget Wingert, Owner/Editor, Bucks County Herald
Civic/Volunteer Organization: Matt Taylor, Chief, New Hope Eagle Volunteer Fire Company
State/Local Government: Diane Rosati, Executive Director, Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
Healthcare Professional: Dore Wong, Pharmacist, Giant Food Stores
Substance Abuse Organization: Melissa Groden, MS, Program Manager, Student Assistance Program, Council of Southeast PA
New Hope-Solebury Cares holds monthly meetings that are open to the public. Dates, times, and locations are posted three weeks before on our website calendar. Also, announcements are posted on social media, sent through the New Hope-Solebury District email distribution list, and emailed to our many members and volunteers.
New Hope-Solebury Cares, a nonprofit based in the New Hope-Solebury community, began in March 2008, as a group of concerned parents, youth, teachers, administrators, clergy, law enforcement, and other community members. Together, they wanted to put in place better systems and supports for young people so that they would be less likely to turn to alcohol and other drugs.
In the fall of 2015, New Hope-Solebury Cares received a federal grant to help grow and sustain this important work. Known as the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the grant operates under the following premise: local problems require local solutions. The goals are twofold: to strengthen collaboration among community entities and reduce youth substance use. The approach is multi-pronged to include community education, community collaboration, and community-wide changes that reduce risk factors associated with youth substance use and increase the protective factors in their lives. We do this by using a community coalition model which relies on the active involvement of residents representing all facets of our community. We look forward to supporting youth in New Hope Borough and Solebury Township for many generations to come.