Who participates in community coalitions?
People involved in coalitions share one basic trait—they are determined to make a difference. If you’re committed to the idea of improving our communities, reducing drug use, and ensuring better lives for us all, consider one of the drug-prevention coalitions below. The PRC3 is pleased to assist and support those who:
- coordinate community services to cover the most territory possible and avoid duplication of efforts
- efficiently and effectively use limited resources
- build public support for prevention efforts
- work to identify community needs, develop the resources to address those needs, and provide a link between individuals in need of assistance and the systems of care in their community
If you’re an individual, service provider, or business seeking to become involved in the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention efforts within your community, this is the place to look. Unless otherwise noted, the groups listed below have open memberships and welcome your involvement. If you’re involved in an ATOD prevention, intervention, or treatment coalition in our region, and don’t see your group listed below, please contact us. We look forward to meeting you, and including your group on this list.
Our Community Partnerships
The Center for Children’s Health
- Who: The Center for Children’s Health, led by Cook Children’s hospital, is home to the Community-wide Children’s Health Assessment and Planning Survey (CCHAPS), Community Health Outreach, and Community Health Research.
- What: The Center’s goal is to create aligned collaborations that will allow us to make our North Texas region one of the healthiest places to raise a child.
- Community Outreach: Separate coalitions meet monthly in Tarrant, Parker, Hood, Johnson, Cook, Denton, and Wise Counties.
- Contact Information: For more information and contact details please visit https://www.centerforchildrenshealth.org/en-us/Pages/default.aspx
Challenge of Tarrant County Coalitions
- Who: Several college-based coalitions on a mission to reduce substance abuse at the University of Texas at Arlington, Weatherford College, and Texas Christian University.
- What: Informal networking serves as a gateway to social services in Tarrant County
- Community Outreach: Identifies resources to meet needs.
- Contact Information: http://challengetc.org/index.html
- Katherine Neale Program Director for Follow Our Lead at Weatherford College [email protected]
- Kierra Woods Program Director for the Stay on Track coalition at Keller ISD. [email protected]
- Tiara Nugent Program Director for Power 2 Choose at Texas Christian University [email protected]
- Abbie Byrd Program Director for SMART Arlington [email protected]
- Claudia Perkins Program Director for SMART at the University of Texas at Arlington [email protected]
Collin County Social Services Association
- What: Informal networking serves as a gateway to social services in Collin County.
- When: Gathers on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM, Greenville Church of Christ, 703 S. Greenville, Allen, Texas to discuss emerging trends and needs in Collin County.
- Community Outreach: Identifies resources to meet needs.
- Contact Information: [email protected] ; [email protected]
- Website: https://www.ccssa.net
Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership (DADPP)
- Who: The coalition is comprised of concerned citizens, law enforcement personnel, educators, substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, health care providers and government officials who have joined forces and are facilitating accurate data collection, parent and student education, media messages, and community outreach.
- What: DADPP is an outgrowth of the Dallas County Cheese/Heroin Task Force, founded in March 2007. Originally this task force was established solely to address the community crisis of Dallas youth using and dying from the use of cheese/heroin, the often lethal combination of black tar heroin and nighttime pain relievers.
- In January of 2008, the Task Force decided by official vote that it would work toward the goal of transforming itself into a permanent Dallas area drug coalition.
- Community Outreach: Now DADPP continues to aggressively tackle underage drinking, but is also working to reduce the incidence and impact of marijuana and prescription drugs.
- Contact Information: Becky Tinney, Director of Community Engagement, 214-522-8600 ext. 245, [email protected], website: drugfreedallas.org
DWI Task Force
- What: Works to reduce the incidence of DWIs in Dallas County – especially among youth. Reviews and develops policy; supports enforcement efforts.
- Community Outreach: Provides and/or coordinates community education.
- Contact Information: Elba Garcia, D.D.S , 214-653-6670 [email protected]
- Website: dallascounty.org/department/comcrt/district4/galleries/2011dwi.php
Hood County Substance Abuse Council
- What: Hood County Substance Abuse Council was implemented to confront youth substance abuse in Hood County. They accomplish this by identifying needs, educating the community, mobilizing resources, developing collaborations, and advocating for sound public policy.
- Contact Information: Dave Moore, Chairman, (817) 579-5100.
Hunt County Interagency Network
- Who: Status and capacity of member agencies to provide services (Salvation Army’s Coat Closet, electricity program via TXU Energy) is updated, and announcements about community wide events are made.
- What: Links 50 area health & service agencies for information exchange, service needs identification, and referral encouragement.
- Community Outreach: Provides Network Resource Training for school staff and teachers each fall.
- Contact Information: Berniece Reeves-Brown , (903) 454-4300 [email protected]
Tobacco-Free North Texas
- Who: The Council on Alcohol & Drugs is the founding agency of Tobacco-Free North Texas with members representing health, advocacy and prevention agencies throughout 19 North Texas counties.
- What: Tobacco-Free North Texas is a proactive organization dedicated to reduce the burden and impact of tobacco use through education, action, and smoke-free initiatives throughout North Texas.
- Contact Information: Kim-Cuong Than, (214) 821-5393 x236 [email protected] , prc3.org/tnt
Texans Standing Tall
- Who: Membership organization for interested individuals and service organizations supporting and in learning about underage drinking reduction in Texas.
- What: Texas’ only state-wide organization based in Austin working solely to reduce underage drinking through policy initiatives at the state level, and through consultation with local coalitions.
- Community Outreach: Addresses specific issues around keg registration, stings, density of youth marketing, cultural celebrations, and excise tax.
- Contact Information: Nicole Holt, (512) 442-7501 [email protected]