1989 Community response to issues and problems associated with abuse of substances
We seek to be a collaborative of community members who work together to identify service gaps and provide data and outcome-driven, efficient and effective quality behavioral health prevention services
To engage, advocate, inform, and increase awareness for behavioral health issues through education, prevention and recovery.
To ensure a healthy, safe and drug free community.
Guiding Principles: Prevention Why? We believe that substance use disorders are preventable. What/How: We support effective prevention services that focus on individual and community/environmental strategies.
Advocacy Why? We believe that effective policies promote healthy, safe and drug-free communities. What/How: We believe in partnering with community leaders to develop effective local/state/federal policies that support the well-being of individuals, families and children.
Communication Why? We believe that timely communication is essential. What/How: We encourage substance use disorder providers, key stakeholders and other community groups to communicate and ensure that individuals, families and children are informed, supported and receive appropriate and timely services.
Community Impact Why? We believe that substance use disorders and mental health disorders, if left untreated, have far reaching consequences for the entire community. What/How: We believe a collaborative approach to prevention, intervention and recovery impacts domestic violence, suicide, crime, community safety, child abuse and neglect, health and wellness, and school and workplace success.
Health and Well-being Why? We believe that it is important that healthy habits be instilled in children. What/How: We believe families have the most influence on their children. It is essential that we provide them with adequate support, information and services.