It’s a Team Approach

Often, community problems or issues are too large and complex for any one agency or organization.

A coalition is a group of individuals and/or organizations with a common interest who agree to work together toward a common goal. That goal could be as narrow as obtaining funding for a specific intervention, or as broad as trying to improve permanently the overall quality of life for most people in the community.

Communities tend to look to schools to educate young people about substance use, but it is neither realistic nor fair to expect schools alone to prevent drug use.

What Coalitions Do

More than 20 Vermont communities have prevention coalitions that work to:

Provide Information

Enhance Skills

Change Physical Design

Provide Support

Enhance Access or Reduce Barriers 

Change Consequences

Modify or Create Policies

Our Mission & Approach

Experts in prevention agree that prevention strategies should be comprehensive and affect all of the settings in which young people spend their time – including family, peer, school, community and media interventions. 

Community coalitions are comprised of parents, teachers, law enforcement, businesses, religious leaders, health providers and other community activists who promote community well-being and prevent substance abuse using evidence-based strategies.

Join Today or Create a Community Coalition

91 VT Route 11
Londonderry, Vermont 05148
Phone: (802) 824-4200

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