June 6, 2020

Tri-Town Youth Services Hires New Prevention Coordinator

Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau, Inc. has recently welcomed Cate Bourke to their staff. Hired as the new Prevention Coordinator, Cate will be working under the Drug Free Communities Grant to strengthen the Tri-Town Substance Abuse Prevention Council’s efforts to prevent youth substance abuse.

The Drug Free Communities Program (DFC), directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), provides grants of up to $125,000 to community coalitions that encourage citizens to prevent youth substance abuse. Entering year two of a five year award, the Tri Town Substance Abuse Prevention Council involves representatives from 12 community sectors (including youth, parents, business, media, schools, health care, civic clubs, law enforcement, religious organizations and organizations serving youth and families) working collaboratively to develop and implement a long-term plan to reduce and prevent substance abuse in our communities. Among 169 grantees selected nationally from 521 applicants, Tri-Town will also participate in a national evaluation of the Drug Free Communities Program.

Cate graduated from Trinity College with a BA in English and Vermont College of Fine Art with an MFA focused on collaborative/community-based art practices. She has served communities statewide as a positive youth and community development professional for 15+ years at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Connecticut Assets Network.


Tri-Town looks forward to Cate’s joining the continuing prevention efforts here in our communities.