The Mahwah Municipal Alliance, “MMA” is a group of community volunteers that are fortunate to partner with the Mahwah Police Department to provide important information and resources to our residents and youth. We address the critical social and mental health issues that we all face in today’s rapidly changing world. The great majority of these programs are entirely free to the community. Much of what we offer is tailored for the youth of Mahwah. We strive to inspire character and personal courage, encourage good decision-making, and promote social and physical development as well as general safety.

For the last 15 years, the MMA has, and continues to offer a wide variety of information, guides, contacts, resources and programs in a variety of areas.

Some of the impactful MMA programs include:

Youth Police Academies

We are proud to have once again partnered with the Mahwah PD to hold our popular Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) and our Junior Police Academy (JPA) programs. These summer camp programs for middle school and high school students encourage teamwork, leadership and character and also help to develop a positive and lasting relationship with law enforcement.

Community Substance Abuse Liaison

Last year, we added an important resource available to all residents in Mahwah. Dana Romano, is our substance abuse community liaison and is available by phone 24/7. (551-500-4642) She is an advocate for families and individuals that are struggling and will help guide them appropriately.

Narcan Training

We have partnered with Valley Hospital to offer vital Narcan training to our community, with free Narcan kits to those that attend. Due to the great success of these training events and much continued interest, these classes are offered on a regular basis.

Substance Abuse Programs

  • Town Hall meetings on Prescription Medication, Heroin & Resource Tables
  • Steered Straight on Marijuana
  • Vaping Presentation
  • Chris Herren, Heroin Presentation
  • Hidden in Plain Sight on warning signs & drug paraphernalia
  • After the Fire  
  • Dying in Vein Movie & Drug Symposium
  • Learn More

Newsletters /Information

  • Vaping Newsletter
  • Teenage Drinking Newsletter
  • Cyber Bullying and Sexting Newsletter
  • Opioid and Heroin Newsletter
  • Community Lock-up Meds Brochure
  • Realtor Lock-up Meds Brochure - to utilize when showing/selling homes
  • Resource Cards - with important numbers/contacts
  • Sponsored MHS (Community Problem Solvers) - Opioid Awareness Walk
  • Sponsored MHS (Community Problem Solvers) - PSA on Opioid Awareness
  • Purchased Medical Drop-off Box - located at MPD
  • Public Service Announcements - on substance abuse and addiction
  • Weekly use of social media to educate community on critical social topics
  • Door Hangers at Ramapo College - on sexual assault / drinking /drugs
  • Learn More

 Mental Health Programs

  • Partnership for Change on Abusive relationships
  • Ganley Foundation on Depression and Anxiety
  • Remembering TJ on Depression and Anxiety
  • Support Stigma Free in Mahwah
  • Learn More

Physical & Social Development/Safety

  • Empowerment Film with Directors on Women in Leadership
  • Empowerment thru Motion - for the young women in Mahwah
  • Jeff Yalden on Leadership/Character
  • Rachel Simmons on character
  • Self Defense Workshop
  • Sponsor annually the RR Fit Club
  • RR Inspirational Message Posters to foster character and self confidence
  • Support annual MHS Safe Night (“Senior Gala”) after graduation
  • Learn More

Bullying/Cyber Safety

  • Cyber safe Rally Assembly - for students
  • Creative Interventions Assembly on bullying/character
  • Digitally distracted
  • Rachel’s Challenge on kindness/character
  • Learn More

Please regularly visit our always updated website for more information on the MMA, programs and resources!


We would love to hear the community's feedback on our website, programs and local efforts.

Please take a few minutes to answer the 5 questions, as we will use your responses to improve upon our current programs and shape our future plans.

Thank you!


 

Our Location

221 Franklin Turnpike
Mahwah, NJ 07430