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Penn Foundation and Perkasie Borough to Offer Update About the Impact of Mental Health and Addiction on the Perkasie Community

Penn Foundation and Perkasie Borough will offer an important update about the impact of mental health and addiction on the Perkasie community via Zoom on Tuesday, April 13 from 7:00 -8:30 pm. This event will offer concerned citizens, parents, neighbors, and individuals the opportunity to learn more about the current mental health and substance abuse challenges in our community and understand the role they can play in bringing positive change.

Presenters will include Matt Weintraub, Bucks County District Attorney; Donna Duffy-Bell, Bucks County Behavioral Health Administrator; Gordon Hornig, Penn Foundation Addiction Professional; Robert Schurr, Perkasie Borough Police Chief; and Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phelps, Pennridge Ministerium.

“COVID-19 has had an extensive impact on our Pennridge community,” says Scott Bomboy, Chair, Perkasie Borough Public Safety Committee. “Although the pandemic has taken center stage for the past year, mental health and addiction continue to rage behind the curtain. Talking about these issues is more important than ever. We hope that this event will help us all better understand the role we play in helping to instill hope for our loved ones and neighbors who are struggling with these issues and this historic situation.”

This project is made possible with support from the Pennridge Community Recovery Fund, Pennridge Ministerium, and Today, Inc. Click here to register for this free event. For more information, contact Debra Ryan, Director of Community Outreach, at 215.453.5165 or dryan@pennfoundation.org.