CLASS receives grant for prevention program

Courtesy: CLASS

ALEXANDRIA, La. (News Release) - Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services (CLASS) has received a grant to develop and implement a substance and alcohol abuse prevention program that will serve people who live in neighborhoods or areas where there is a higher prevalence of substance and alcohol abuse. The project is funded by a Healthy Behaviors Program Grant from The Rapides Foundation.

“CLASS will reach out to people of all ages within the community to gain their input about the problems and reasons for substance and alcohol abuse within their neighborhood,” stated Ann Lowrey, CLASS Executive Director. “We will also work collaboratively with area community organizations and agencies to develop individualized prevention programs for specific groups and neighborhoods.”

The Rapides Foundation’s Healthy Behaviors Grant funds projects which have a focus on healthy eating, active living, or prevention of tobacco use, substance or alcohol abuse. To learn more about grant funding from The Rapides Foundation, visit, and click on ‘Grants.’

For more information about the CLASS substance and alcohol abuse prevention program, contact Ann Lowrey at 318-442-1010.