The Next Generation of Southern Delaware, a giving circle of the Delaware Community Foundation had its annual Grants Ceremony on Nov. 9 at Arena’s in Milford.

Funds raised from Next Gen South’s Annual Chowdown for Charity, held February in Dover, were awarded to three organizations at the ceremony: Elizabeth W. Murphey School, Forge Youth and Family Academy and Summer Learning Collaborative. The NGS Grants Committee was able to dedicate funds to organizations that combat the addiction crisis not only in the area of active addiction, but also in prevention and reentry, which are equally important.

“The funds that we have received from Next Gen will allow us to add some very specific addictions counseling to help those families, in order to try to reunify the children with their biological families, which is huge.” said Michael Kopp, executive director, Elizabeth W. Murphey School.

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