Santa Monica : Drug Center Gets $5,000 Gift

New Start, a nonprofit outpatient drug counseling center, has received a third $5,000 donation from PennCorp Financial, bringing the firm's contribution for the past year to $15,000.

The money will be used to expand New Start's junior and senior high school on-campus counseling program, said Kathy McTaggart-Crosbie, director of youth services at New Start.

New Start was founded in 1974 by Dr. Marjorie Braude to confront growing drug abuse in the Westside and South Bay. The agency is located at 2500 Colorado Ave. For information, call (213) 828-5561.

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