What is Churchill Community Coalition?
Churchill Community Coalition is a non-profit organization that has been actively engaged in the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use for over 20 years and continues to be an organization dedicated to providing the community with prevention and wellness programs through community action and community partner support. Our main focus is substance misuse and substance use disorder prevention and health and wellness. The Coalition continues to be a force that advocates, promotes and pursues opportunities to improve the health and wellbeing of youth, families and others.
Churchill Community Coalition is one of 11 coalitions serving the State of Nevada. It was formed as a venue for individuals and agencies from different community sectors to join forces to address negative behavior (e.g., substance abuse, teen pregnancy, academic failure, etc.).
"Building community bridges to promote positive behavior"
"To create an environment where every person is supported by family, peers and the community and where every individual has the resources available that he or she needs to become safe, healthy, substance free, educated and a contributing member of the community."
The Coalition has acquired and implemented funding to enhance community prevention efforts exceeding $520,000. All prevention programs are science and evidence-based, and adhere to Federal and State guidelines.
The Coalition maintains staffing and administrative structure to achieve the ultimate goal of acting as the community prevention funding source, providing technical assistance and oversight for prevention programs.
The Coalition also has a Prevention Plan, which outlines the existing programs and needed programs in Churchill County to address the youth problem behaviors. The Coalition also provides four environmental strategies programs which work to change the environment regarding substance & alcohol abuse.