A long time Omaha Drug and Alcohol Prevention Center is closing. Susie Dugan is the Executive Director of Pride-Omaha and says the non-profit group will close on March 31st. She says over the past few years it has become very difficult to secure funding so after 34 years they decided to close.
Pride-Omaha started in the 1970’s with a goal of warning parents and children of the dangers of marijuana and tobacco. She says they continued to serve area families with information as drug trends changed.
Pride-Omaha will award their final drug free scholarships this year. They will also complete their Project Prom and Graduation programs this year. Their office in Omaha will remain open through March 31st so parents or others can pick up their materials on drug prevention.