West Orange Municipal Alliance Program

The West Orange Municipal Alliance Program provides community level prevention strategies that are evidence-based to target substance abuse throughout the Township. It has been in existence here for over 20 years.  

Funding support is made possible through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA). A State reserve, called the Drug Enforcement Demand Reduction (DEDR) Fund, was established to collect fines from individuals when convicted of a drug offense. Municipal Alliance award recipients are required to match the Council grants with a cash-match of 25% of the award and 75% in-kind-services. 

 Municipal Alliance Members:

Municipal Alliance Program Committee
Sgt. Brad Squires
Jackie Headlam
Tammy Williams
Laura Van Dyke (Alliance Coordinator) 
Father Ferry
Robin Mincolelli
Steve Margeotes (Alliance Co-Chair) 
Paul Cito
George Smith
Bill Sullivan (Alliance Chair) 
Noelia Perez
David Tamay- WOHS Student

 Four Quarters in a Year:         

July 1 - September 30 Quarter One
October 1 - December 31 Quarter Two
January 1 - March 31 Quarter Three
April 1 - June 30 Quarter Four

 2024 Quarterly Meeting Dates: 

January 16th, 2024  3pm via Zoom
April 16th, 2024 3pm via Zoom 
July 16th, 2024 3pm via Zoom  
October 15th, 2024  3pm via Zoom                                 

Please note: All meetings are open to the public.   
Contact The Department of Senior Services for the Zoom link at 973-325-4106.

Programs currently funded through grant year 2021-2022 include: 

Boys & Girls Club -Managed through West Orange Community House 

Community Awareness Programs-Managed through the West Orange Schools. Funding supports Red Ribbon Week (October23-31 each year), Project Graduation, and various parent training sessions. 

COPE Program-Managed through Oaks Integrated Care with parent training workshops held at the West Orange Public Library and student workshops held within the middle schools.

Lead-Managed through the WOPD with programs held at the elementary schools. 

Raising Drug Free Kids- Managed through Main Street Counseling Center. Prevention workshops held at two West Orange locations: Valley Settlement House for young children and the James A. Degnan House for older adults. 

  1. Laura Van Dyke

    Senior Services Program Director/Municipal Alliance Program Coordinator

  2. Noelia Perez

    Sr. Services Program Asst./Keyboarding Clerk I