We help organize prevention activities relating to youth safety and resiliency by working in partnership with community organizations and all seven Whatcom County school districts. We coordinate and support coalitions and community groups that work with schools and community groups to increase connections and support healthy youth and families.
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Youth prevention coalitions in Whatcom County consist of multiple sectors of the community, including youth, parents, law enforcement, businesses, schools, family and youth-serving organizations, and other key stakeholders.
Key stakeholders come together to support various healthy community initiatives in the Blaine, Birch Bay and Pt. Roberts community. BBB Thrives supports strategies that focus on creating important family, school, and community connections. The narrative of BBB Thrives is about possibilities, hope, compassionate courage and support.
Contact: Geof Morgan
A courageous community, where all young people thrive
The mission of the Ferndale Community Coalition is to engage the community to promote healthy youth development by addressing equity, safety, and substance abuse issues.
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Contact: Rebecca Snearly
Ferndale Community Coalition activities are funded in part through the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (Washington State Health Care Authority) and the Safe Futures Initiative (U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women).
The mission of the Mount Baker Community Coalition is to strategically build a strong community that offers well-being to all by focusing on youth and families, through substance use/abuse prevention strategies and mental health promotion. We work together to provide education, resources, eliminate risks, increase protective factors, and leverage community strengths and assets.
The mission of the Whatcom Prevention Coalition is to build safe and healthy communities by providing leadership, promoting prevention and building partnerships that mobilize youth, families and neighborhoods to reduce substance abuse and other harmful behaviors among youth and the broader community.
Whatcom Prevention Coalition activities are funded in part through the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (Washington State Health Care Authority) and the Drug Free Communities Support Program (Office of National Drug Control Policy).
Regional Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program