Who We AreThe Greater West BloomfieldCommunity Coalition
Our mission is to build community partnerships to reduce high-risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, to help ensure that our youth may grow to their greatest potential.
Why We Exist
Because prevention is a community wide responsibility, we believe local organizations, businesses, agencies, concerned citizens, policy makers, educators, students and parents have an important role to play in this effort. As a community coalition we are committed to providing leadership, education, resources, and programming for our young people and those who support them.
Our goals are:• Connect through common goals• Offer opportunities through involvement• Work together through collaboration• Reduce substance use in teens through deliberate preventative strategies
Research shows that the #1 reason kids don’t use alcohol and other drugs is that they don’t want to disappoint their parents.
What We Do• Parent education programs• Kids in Charge - elementary school substance abuse education program• Educational programs at middle schools and high schools• Survey students and parents to better understand the use of alcohol and other drugs by our youth• Plan and coordinate prevention activities• Community involvement & organizing• Build partnerships with other key community stakeholders and organizations• Collaborate with ACHC (Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities)and its 14 Oakland County coalitions
What You Can Do• Talk to your children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs• Attend our meetings and our forums• Volunteer at youth and teen functions• Support local law enforcement efforts• Report underage drinking or sales to minors
Get Involved & Stay Informed• Learn the latest trends in alcohol and other drugs• Find out what’s going on in West Bloomfield• Opportunities to connect with other parents
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Greater West Bloomfield
P.O. Box 250072
West Bloomfield, MI