Substance abuse council gets $10K donation

  • Pictured, left to right, Sharon Vause, of the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Anashe Brooks, BISAC case manager, and Kim Krell, BISAC director of East Hawaii Services, pose with a check. (Courtesy photo)

The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) received a $10,000 check from the Harry &Jeanette Weinberg Foundation recently.

BISAC was selected by the Weinberg Foundation employees because of the many good works that they do in the community. BISAC provides services such as their Pookela vocational Training programs to help individuals gain marketable skills following treatment.

“We are definitely blessed with this generous gift” said BISAC’s CEO, Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita, in a press release announcing the award. “We are grateful for the donation and it will be used to help us continue to inspire positive change and help individuals and their families in our communities.”

Since 1964, BISAC has been inspiring individuals and families to reclaim and enrich their lives in the wake of the ravages of substance abuse and mental health. They offer a continuum of services that are culturally appropriate and aligned with the ever-changing behavioral health field.

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