Communities Organizing for Prevention and Empowerment
Specializing in Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Services
- Who We Are
- With a five-year federal grant given to Montclair State University’s Department of Family and Child Studies, Project COPE works to prevent substance abuse and the spread of HIV among African American and Latino youth in Paterson, NJ.
- Our Mission
- Project COPE’s mission is to increase the capacity for integrated prevention activities throughout the Paterson community and decrease the rates of HIV infection and substance abuse among Paterson’s youth.
- What We Do
- We provide comprehensive workshops on topics such as substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, STIs, healthy relationships, tobacco prevention, career development and gang awareness.
Project COPE’s prevention specialists work with individuals and families connecting them with community resources, providing information about risks in the community and working with them to avoid these risks.