SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A new office space in Sullivan County will serve as the hub for an effort to keep the community “drug free”.

Partners For a Drug Free Sullivan celebrated the grand opening of the Drug Free Communities Office Thursday. It’s located inside the Shelburn Police Department.

Prevention specialist and project coordinator Heather Ervine will reportedly work from the office full-time. Her job will be to organize and manage a variety of programs aimed at preventing substance use among young people.

“For example, I’ve already been in the schools doing ‘Too Good for Drugs and Violence’,” Ervine said. “We’ve done ‘In Depth’, which is a vaping cessation program which is for those students who have gotten caught vaping or violating the school’s tobacco policy.”

The programs are being funded through the use of federal grant money.

“Like when we do the vaping cessation, we like to have quick kits that the students create,” Ervine said. “In those quick kits, there will be like candy, like little fidget tools, that type of stuff, and that all costs money.”

The effort is a collaboration between Partners for a Drug Free Sullivan, Mental Health America of West Central Indiana, and the Shelburn Police Department.