The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) has provided educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona since 1989. Our funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona.
Red Ribbon Week: October 26th-30th
VMAC sponsors Red Ribbon Week, October 26th-30th, which is a week to focus on being happy, brave and drug free, and demonstrating our commitment to combating bullying and drug and alcohol misuse.
VMAC Family Fun Week
Many thanks to the Township of Verona, Verona Public Schools, and the Verona Recreation Department for their support of VMAC’s Family Fun Week, which was held from October 19th-23rd.
Our gratitude extends to all of you for your participation in the week’s activities- from coloring to pumpkin decorating to showing your Verona pride on Wear it Wednesday.
Special thanks to the The Towne Scoop and Lakeside Deli for sponsoring prizes for the F-A-M-I-L-Y Bingo.
The VMAC SAFE HOMES Pledge
SAFE HOMES is a program that empowers parents and guardians to create a community of like-minded people who pledge to not allow underage alcohol and drug use in their homes and on their property.
Look for an email with information on updating your existing information on the Safe Homes list or taking the pledge for the first time.
Aware Awake Alive
VMAC was on-site at Verona High School on Tuesday, April 23rd to present Aware Awake Alive. This programming seeks to prevent loss of life to alcohol poisoning by educating teens, young adults and parents on the dangers and symptoms of alcohol overdose.
Aware Awake Alive works with parents and educators to educate students on the symptoms of alcohol poisoning.
The mission of Aware Awake Alive is to educate students on the signs of alcohol poisoning and NJ’s 911 Lifeline Law that provides immunity to those who call for help.
Make the call and save a life!
Parents Who Host, Lose the Most
VMAC wants to remind parents that New Jersey law holds you legally accountable if alcohol is served to underage persons in your home. New Jersey Law states that the legal age for purchase, possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is 21 years of age or older. Although it is legal for parents to choose to serve their own children on their property, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to others under the age of 21. The maximum penalty is $1000 fine and 6 months in jail.
Click here to learn more about the Parents Who Host program, sponsored by the Drug Free Action Alliance.
The Verona Municipal Alliance Committee (VMAC) provides educational programming and prevention outreach to the citizens of Verona. Its funding comes from a grant through the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse with matching funds from the Township of Verona. VMAC was authorized by the Township of Verona in 1989 to promote the prevention efforts of the State of NJ at the community level.
VMAC sponsors programs in collaboration with the Board of Education, Verona Community Center, Health & Recreation Departments, Verona Police Department and local community groups.
VMAC has organized a Safe Homes program since the 1980’s. Parents who sign the pledge commit to providing a safe, alcohol free environment.
Since 2003, VMAC coordinates Family Night in October and March, a night free of schedules so families can enjoy some down time with each other. Dinner Does Make A Difference!
VMAC programs include school clubs, parent workshops, senior citizen wellness, coach trainings, and Ropes Course Challenge.