Prevention Coalitions

Supporting Youth Safety and Resiliency

We partner with community organizations and all seven Whatcom County school districts to coordinate and support prevention coalitions and community groups. These coalitions work with schools and others to increase connections and support healthy youth and families.

Get involved in your local coalition to support:

  • Campaigns, programs, and projects that promote healthy choices and connections with peers, family, school, and community.
  • Parent-child programs.
  • Training for youth, parents, and professionals.
  • Youth-led prevention clubs and events.
  • School-based case management and groups.
  • School counselors for prevention and intervention.
  • Changes to policies that increase healthy choices for everyone, like the laws to limit vaping in public places or creating a county-wide program for safe, secure medicine disposal.

Youth prevention coalitions in Whatcom County consist of multiple sectors of the community, including youth, parents, law enforcement, businesses, schools, and family and youth-serving organizations.

  1. Birch Bay / Blaine Thrives
  2. Ferndale Community Coalition
  3. Mount Baker Community Coalition
  4. Whatcom Prevention Coalition

Birch Bay/Blaine (BBB) Thrives: Collective Impact Initiative

Key stakeholders come together to support various healthy community initiatives in the Blaine, Birch Bay, and Point Roberts communities. BBB Thrives supports strategies that create important family, school, and community connections. The narrative of BBB Thrives is about possibilities, hope, compassionate courage, and support.