The Phoenix House Austin Prevention Team was invited to participate in the National Night Out festivities at the Meadowbrook Apartments in Austin, Texas on October 4th, 2011. Over 200 individuals came out to meet their neighbors and build social connections. Families played games and visited various booths to learn about community programs. Everyone had a great time!
According to the website for National Night Out, the event is designed to:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police / community partnerships, and;
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
What a great reason to come together! Thanks, National Night Out, for promoting such important relationships.