Other Organizations:

Arlington Public Schools Substance Abuse Counselors:

  • Edgardo Mercado - Wakefield and Arlington Mill 

  • Siobhan Bowler - HB Woodlawn and all APS middle schools -

  • Mila Vascones-Gatski - Yorktown and New Directions - 

  • Jenny Sexton - 

  • Maria Ceballos - Washington Lee and Langston - 

Podcast about Substance Abuse Counselors: https://soundcloud.com/user-203154489/substance-abuse

Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families:

Their mission is to improve the health, wellbeing, and safety of children, youth, and families in Arlington through researching young people’s needs, advocating for improved policies and programs to meet those needs, and engaging all members of our community as part of the solution.


The READY Coalition:

The Arlington READY Coalition provides an on-going community-wide forum that identifies strategies to keep teens drug- and alcohol-free.

Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibly (FAAR):

National, not-for-profit organization funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.

Arlington County Police Department:

Lieutenant Susan Noak, Second Chance Liaison.  


National Institute on Drug Abuse:

These resources are for informational purposes only. Second Chance does not endorse any of these organizations. For additional information and assistance, contact the organization directly.

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