The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Coastal Bend
This grants is made possible through our BWF-Qatar Harvey Fund (QHF) Partnership:
Corpus Christi, Texas is home to over 27,000 veterans. The oil and gas, and the tourism and hospitality industries are among the most affected by COVID-19. The Nueces County communities of Southeast Texas still recovering from Hurricane Harvey are both anchored by the oil and gas industry and are dependent on the leisure and hospitality sector. When economic hardship is compounded with the social isolation mandated to protect the health of all citizens, circumstances create an unfortunate opportunity for unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol and drug misuse. Recognizing this, The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Coastal Bend has developed Project Link to provide virtual and safe program delivery and maintain support necessary to encourage veterans to continue living healthy lifestyles. This BWF-QHF grant will support virtual peer-to-peer support groups, emergency economic relief, virtual financial education, and virtual anger management classes for 250 veterans living in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.