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Ribbon cutting held for D.R.E.A.M. of Hattiesburg

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

D.R.E.A.M of Hattiesburg held it's ribbon cutting for its new location at 614 W. Pine St after their old location was damaged in the Hattiesburg tornado. 

D.R.E.A.M stands for Drug-free Resources for Education and Alternatives in Mississippi and has been an influential organization in the South Mississippi area for about 30 years.

It was started with plans to educate communities by using resources that promote a drug-free lifestyle as well as providing alternatives that promote a positive, healthy way of life. The program offers suicide prevention information along with after school tutoring.

"DREAM is the alcohol drug abuse prevention arm in the south and also the Hattiesburg area, Pine Belt area," said Linda Vasquez, Executive Director. "We've been in existence since August 1983 so for 31 years, we've been doing a variety of programs, working with schools to providing a tutoring program, a leadership program, just a variety of programs and a variety of alternative programming for prevention including suicide prevention, bullying, cyber space now, since we've expanded so much with technology."

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