P.I.L.L.A.R. (Providing Information at Local Libraries to Assist Recovery)
Cambria County ranks third in the State of Pennsylvania for drug-related deaths per 100,000 persons. While numerous county agencies are focused on controlling the drug-traffic and use within the county, there is limited focus on the families impacted by the death of a family member. To provide support for families who are struggling with understanding their situation, this project will use the network of 14 public libraries and four academic libraries in the county to create centers for information on drug and alcohol abuse and dealing with loss. All resources for the library centers will be identified through agencies such as the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, in addition to state agencies such as PA Stop. Training of library staff in how to disseminate the information will also take place.