Opens the first National Toll-Free Hotline for the


Provides direct access to the federal resource for drug and alcohol information, the largest information bureau in the world.

In 1990, as an athlete and coach training for international competition in two sports, Stephen M. Apatow, developed an interest in expanding from the elite arts and Olympic development program level to youth leadership and development.  His first national project, the "Cycle Across America for Substance Abuse Prevention" was coordinated with the National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information and opened the first toll free hotline for the federal resource for drug and alcohol information. Today, this project is recognized as the largest touch outreach ever coordinated by the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (now known as the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 1993, he set out on his next challenge, a 3000 mile "Run Across America for Hunger, Homlessness, Poverty and Community Service," and in 1994 founded the nonprofit organization Humanitarian Resource Institute.

For additional information contact:

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
Internet: www.humanitarian.net

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