Coalitions

Descriptions and Goals

REGION 1

Lubbock County VOICES Coalition/Keep Teens Alive Youth Coalition
StarCare Specialty Health System
P.O. Box 2828
Lubbock, TX 79408

Teresa Alvarado, CCP Program Director
(806) 241-2902
talvarado@starcarelubbock.org

Andra Miller, Coalition Coordinator
(806) 939-3978
amiller@starcarelubbock.org

VOICES StarCare Coalition Facebook
StarCare – Lubbock


StarCare is a community group dedicated to reducing and prevention drug use and abuse in youth through changing laws, politics, procedures, attitudes and behaviors.

REGION 1

VOICES Coalition
Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders
1715 26th Street
Lubbock, TX 79411

Richard Kolas, Division Director
(806) 780-8300, ext. 224
r_kolas@mccaod.com

MCCAOD.com


CCP – Hockley County VOICES Coalition strives to reduce, if not totally eliminate, substance abuse in their community.

REGION 2

Taylor Alliance for Prevention (TAP)
Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
104 Pine Street, Suite 205
Abilene, TX 79601
Melanie Cheek, Director of Operations
(325) 673-2242, ext.106
LeKeshia White, PRC Program Director
(325) 673-3503, ext.108
lekeshia.white@arcadatx.org

Taylor Alliance for Prevention (TAP): A coalition that is dedicated to the prevention of underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse among the citizens of Taylor County, primarily youth and young adults.

REGION 3

Alliance on Underage Drinking (ALOUD)
The Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
1349 Empire Central Drive, Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75247

Debbie Meripolski, Executive Director
(214) 522-8600, ext. 218
dmeripolski@dallascouncil.org

Stacey Davis, Director of Prevention Programs
(214) 522-8600, ext. 242
sdavis@dallascouncil.org


DallasCouncil.org


 CCP: ALOUD’s mission is to encourage community mobilization to implement evidence-based environmental strategies with a primary focus on changing policies and social norms in communities to prevent and reduce underage drinking across Texas.

REGION 3

Substance Abuse Council
214 W Brockett St.
Sherman State, TX 75090

Lisa Tyler, Executive Director
(903) 892-9911
ltyler@sachelp.org

Geneva Yeary, Program Director
(903) 892-9911
gyeary@sachelp.org

SubstanceAbuseCouncil.org


The continuing effort to prevent, intervene and delay onset of use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in our community. Our projects are designed to educate, empower and motivate positive youth action through the implementation of science based school programs and collaborative efforts.

REGION 3

Erath County Community Coalition
STAR Council on Substance Abuse
239 S. Virginia St.
Stephenville, TX 76401

Rhyland Ramirez, Director of Prevention Services
(254) 965-5515
rramirez@starcouncil.org

Marilyn Pipes, Executive Director
(254) 965-5515
mpipes@starcouncil.org

StarCouncil.org


The Erath County Community Coalition focuses on improving environmental factors in the community to promote a healthy lifestyle and success for our youth. The coalition’s mission is to develop a safe and healthy county through community action, collaborative planning, and policy advocacy.

REGION 3

IMPACT Communities
Cedar Hill, Ennis, Navarro County, Waxahachie, Garland, Navarro College, Ellis County

Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.
1211 W Walnut Hill Ln., #2100
Irving, TX 75038

Josie Prachyl, Director for Community Coalitions
(972) 921-5156
jparchyl@drugfreegen.org

DrugFreeGeneration.org


IMPACT Communities is made up of seven community
coalitions located in Cedar Hill, Ennis, Ellis County, Garland, Navarro College, Navarro County and Waxahachie. The IMPACT mission is to prevent and

eliminate youth substance abuse, by using environmental prevention strategies.

Initiated in October of 2008, activities of IMPACT

Communities will include community collaboration, law

enforcement partnerships, policy advocacy, community

education, and social marketing campaigns.

DPR strives to create a drug-free generation through the work of the community coalitions.

REGION 3

Challenge of Tarrant County
226 Bailey Ave, Suite 105
Fort Worth, TX 76107

John Haenes, Chief Operating Officer
(817) 336-6617
john@challengetc.org

Jennifer Gilley, Executive Director
(817) 336-6617
jen@challengetc.org

ChallengeofTarrantCounty.org


CCPs- SMART, Power2choose, and Follow Our Lead are community coalition projects on college campuses who seek to strengthen the overall health culture of the campus by enhancing knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors concerning health and wellness in order to empower students, parents, alumni and the public to achieve responsible, happy, healthy lives.

PFS- Stay on Track’s mission is to increase awareness of substance abuse within the Keller community by engaging its residents in education that provides youth with the knowledge, confidence, skills, and environmental support needed to live a healthy, substance-free life.

REGION 4

Partners In Prevention – City of Longview
140 E Tyler St. Suite 400
Longview, Texas 75601

LaDawn Ingram, Coalition Coordinator
(903) 239-5503
Lingram@LongviewTexas.gov

Holly Fuller, Director
(903) 237-1019
Hfuller@LongviewTexas.gov

 

PartnersInPrevention.org


CDFY – The Coalition for Drug Free Youth is a collaboration of organizations and citizens working to reduce crime and youth substance use thought community mobilization. CDFY strives to change attitudes, behaviors ad regulations to create a healthier community and protect our youth. The coalition uses evidence-based prevention strategies that evaluators research has been shown to be effective in reducing and prevention youth substance use to create safer and healthier community.

REGION 4

Next Step Community Solutions
Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse
305 S Broadway Ave. Suite 603
Tyler, TX 75702

Rebecca Smith, Coalition Coordinator
(903) 939-9010
rebecca.smith@nextstepcsi.com

Brandon Davidson, Program Director
(903) 939-9010
brandon.davidson@nextstepcsi.com

 

NextStepCommunitySolutions.com


Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse is a part of Next Step Community Solutions, a Tyler based nonprofit. The coalition is made up of concerned community members and works to prevent underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse in Titus, Morris, Franklin, Cass and Bowie counties.

REGION 4

East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
708 Glencrest Ln.
Longview, TX 75601

Sarah Strain, Regional Community Liaison
(903) 753-7633
sstrain@etcada.com

Harold Womble, Program Director
(903) 753-7633
hwomble@etcada.com

ETCADA.com


ETCADA’s mission is to create community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance abuse and abuse specific to the prevention priorities of Alcohol (underage drinking).

REGION 4

Smart Start Coalition
305 S Broadway Ave. Suite 603
Tyler, TX 75702

Erin Lacoste, Coalition Coordinator
(903) 939-9010
erin.lacoste@nextstepcsi.com

Brandon Davidson, Program Director
(903) 939-9010
brandon.davidson@nextstepcsi.com

NextStepCommunitySolutions.com


Smart Start Coalition is a part of Next Step Community Solutions, a Tyler based nonprofit. The coalition is made up of concerned community members and works to prevent underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse in Gregg, Harrison and Marion counties.

REGION 4

East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition
305 S Broadway Ave. Suite 603
Tyler, TX 75702

Susan Anderson, Coalition Coordinator
(903) 939-9010
susan.anderson@nextstepcsi.com

Brandon Davidson, Program Director
(903) 939-9010
brandon.davidson@nextstepcsi.com

NextStepCommunitySolutions.com


East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition is a part of Next Step Community Solutions, a Tyler based nonprofit. The coalition is made up of concerned community members and works to prevent underage drinking, marijuana use, and prescription drug abuse in Smith, Rusk, Cherokee, Henderson and Van Zandt counties.

REGION 5

Angelina Coalition
The Coalition, Inc.
1320 S John Reddit Dr. Suite C
Lufkin, TX 75904

Sharon Kruk, Executive Director
(936) 634-9308
skruk@angelinacoalition.org

Maria Morales, CCP Grant Coordinator
(936) 634-9308
mcaldera@angelinacoalition.org

AngelinaCoalition.org


The Coalition will eliminate the use of harmful substances by influencing public policy, laws, attitudes and behaviors to foster healthy life-long choices in East Texas.

REGION 5

NAC-CAN
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas
302 N Raguet St.
Lufkin, TX 75904

Phyllis Grandgeorge, Executive Director
(936) 634-5753
pgrandgeorge@adacdet.org

Kim Simmons, Director of Prevention
(936) 631-8789
ksimmons@adacdet.org

 

ADACDET.org


The CCP Community Coalition known as NAC-CAN is a community based effort in Nacogdoches County to create community awareness regarding the health consequences of substance use and abuse specific to the state’s three prevention priorities of underage drinking, marijuana and prescription drugs.

Staff work with youth and adults in the community to create awareness on the dangers associated with use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

The CCP is always looking for increased participation from the community, both youth and adults to serve on committees which focus on creating a safer environment for Nacogdoches County.

REGION 5

Jefferson County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
South East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Community Coalition Partnership (SETCADA CCP)
4675 Washington Blvd. Suite C
Beaumont, TX 77707

Ales Flood, Coalition Coordinator
409-840-2001, ext. 105
aflood@setcada.org

SETCADA Facebook
SETCADA CCP Twitter
SETCADACCP.org


SETCADA CCP’s mission is to prevent and reduce underage drinking, the use of marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and prescription drug abuse throughout the Golden Triangle area.

REGION 6

Clear Creek ISD
Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families
2145 W NASA Blvd.
Webster, TX 77598

Amanda Mclauchlin, Coalition Manager
(281) 284-0370
amclauchlin@ccisd.net

Jennifer Lobaugh, Coalition Specialist
(281) 284-0370
jlobaugh@ccisd.net

CCISD.net


The Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families is a community coalition serving portions of Harris and Galveston counties. The coalition’s mission is to write and mobilize a community to create an alcohol and drug-free future for our youth.

REGION 6

Fort Bend Community Prevention Coalition
Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse, Inc.
10435 Greenbough Dr., Suite 250
Stafford, Texas 77477

Bob Conlon, Ph.D., Prevention Program Director
(281) 207-2400
bconlon@fortbendcouncil.org

Leandra Henderson, CPS, Prevention Program Manager
(281) 207-2400
lhenderson@fortbendcouncil.org

FortBendCouncil.org


Fort Bend Regional Council’s mission is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and young adults by building healthy family, school and community environments. We promote coordination and collaboration among local organizations and residents to mobilize our collective knowledge, skills and resources. As coalition members we share a commitment to implement effective strategies that target the state’s three prevention priorities.  The coalition focuses on the young adult population targets underage drinking, risky drinking behaviors, and prescription drug abuse.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Harris County Public Health
2223 W Loop South, Suite 408
Houston, TX 77027

Kelly Reed-Hisch, SPF-PFS Project Director, Health Education Program Manager
(713) 439-6297
kreed@hephes.org

Kristin Bennett, Coalition Specialist
(713) 439-6000
kbennett@hephes.org

HarrisCountyPublicHealth.org


Implement environmental and policy level changes on underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse in youth and young adults.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
The Gulf Coast Center
3201 FM 2004
Texas City, TX 77519

Cathy Brown, Director of Special Programs
(713) 550-0146
cathyb@gulfcoastcenter.org

Kasey Kubeczka, Program Secretary
(409) 944-4399
kaseyk@gulfcoastcenter.org

GulfCoastCenter.org


The Gulf Coast Center is one of thirty-nine community centers in the state of Texas providing services, programs and employment assistance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), mental illness,  HIV or needing substance abuse recovery services. Programs and services offered by the Gulf Coast Center have made progress toward enabling and empowering individuals and their families to live quality lives.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (BACODA)
2911 S Shore Blvd., Suite 150
League City, TX 77573

Sue Roberts, Chief Operating Officer
(800) 510-3111
sue.roberts@bacoda.org

Carie Fletcher, Director of Coalitions
(800) 510-3111
carie.fletcher@bacoda.org

BACODA.org


Substance abuse prevention coalitions utilizing environmental strategies to prevent the abuse and misuse of alcohol, marijuana, synthetic drugs, and prescription drugs. Coalitions located in Brazoria, Galveston, Southeast Harris, Pasadena, and Tri-County (Matagorda, Wharton, and lower Ft. Bend Counties) Communities.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Tri-County Community Coalition
2417 Avenue G
Bay City, TX 77414

Marian Bullard, Coalition Coordinator
(979) 240-1398
marian.bullard@bacoda.org

BACODA – Tri-County Community


Tri-County Community Coalition (TCCC) exists to serve as a community-wide effort aiming
to prevent and reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in Matagorda County,
Wharton County, and southern Fort Bend County.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Southeast Harris County Community Coalition
2911 S Shore Blvd., Suite 150
League City, TX 77573

Amber Buras, CPS, Community Coalition Coordinator
(281) 914-3027
amber.buras@bacoda.org

BACODA – Southeast Harris


Southeast Harris County Community Coalition (SEHCCC) exists to serve as a
community-wide effort aiming to prevent and reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco,
and other drug abuse in youth within our communities.

REGION 6

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
Brazoria County Community Coalition
744 W. Henderson Road
Angleton, TX 77515

Dannielle Meyer, BS, Coalition Coordinator
(832) 330-5898
dannielle.meyer@bacoda.org

BACODA – Brazoria


Brazoria County Community Coalition (BCCC) exists to serve as a community-wide effort aiming
to prevent and reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse in youth within
our communities.

REGION 6

Phoenix House / Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention (CoSAP)
501 Garden Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77018

Erin Vesely, Prevention Supervisor
(832) 547-9286
evesely@phoenixhouse.org

Gia Yasmeen, Prevention Supervisor
(713) 248-4388
gyasmeen@phoenixhouse.org

Juan Carlos Rangel, Coalition Coordinator
(713) 426-2637, ext. 4516
jrangel@phoenixhouse.org

Phoenix House

CoSAP Facebook


A coalition committed to encourage community mobilization; to implement evidence based environmental strategies with a focus on changing policies and social norms. Our goal is to prevent underage drinking, eliminate the non-medical use of prescription drugs and marijuana within Spring Branch and the communities at large.

REGION 7

Visible Option In Community Endeavors (VOICE), Inc.
107 W 5th Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110

John Goodnight, Deputy Director of Programs (All Regions)
(904) 872-0180
jgoodnight@voiceinc.org

Valorie Horn, Regional Program Director (Regions 3 & 4)
(903) 872-0180
vhorn@voiceinc.org

Marian DeLeon-Smith, Regional Program Director (Region 7)
(254) 741-9222
mdeleon-smith@voiceinc.org

VoiceInc.org


The Voices Against Substance Abuse (VASA) community coalition, located in region 7, serves McLennan county.

REGION 7

Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (BVCASA)
4001 E 29th St., Suite 90
Bryan TX 77802

Sara Sanchez, Community Liaison – PRC Region 7
P: (979) 846-3560
F: (979) 846-2131
ssanchez@bvcasa.org

Mary Mattingly, Director of Prevention Services
P: (979) 846-3560
F: (979) 836-3213
mmattingly@bvcasa.org


Zero Tolerance Youth Coalition serves youth in Robertson county to bring about environmental change in the community to reduce alcohol use by minors, marijuana use and to prevent prescription pill abuse.

REGION 7

Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Hearne Zero Tolerance Youth Coalition
4001 E. 29th St, Suite 90
Bryan TX 77802

Ronda Jackson, Coalition Coordinator
(979) 846-3213
rjackson@bvcasa.org


We are a youth-based coalition in Robertson County.  Our goal is to reduce the use and acceptance of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in our schools and communities.  We have utilized partnerships within our community to create campaigns against providing alcohol to minors, remove unused or expired medications from homes, and have been active in writing policies and ordinances that impose barriers to underage drinking and drug use. Local high school students in our coalition have also produced a number of public service announcements on the topics of binge drinking, pill abuse, and addiction.

REGION 7

Williamson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs
2021 N Mays St., Suite 500
Round Rock, TX 78664

Laurie Born, Executive Director
(512) 246-9880
laurie@lifestepscouncil.org

Rosana Sielaff, Director, CCP
(512) 246-9880
rosana@lifestepscouncil.org

LifeStepsCouncil.org


The Williamson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is committed to raising public awareness of the risks and consequences of underage drinking and drug abuse, educating the community about current and emerging drug trends, partnering with school districts, building liaisons with decision-makers, parents, the medical and faith communities, as well as law enforcement. We work to develop, implement and support environmental strategies to reduce substance abuse.

REGION 8

Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN), Inc.
1605 Saldana Ave.
Laredo, TX 78041

Christopher S. Craddock, Vice President
(956) 724-3177
chris@scan-inc.org

Dora Maria Ramirez, Program Director
(956) 724-3177
doramaria@scan-inc.org

SCANInc.org


The Starr County Community Coalition of SCAN, Inc. was established in September 2004 to combat substance abuse and its related problems among youth and adults. The Coalition focuses on addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems and related issues through community-based processes, implementing environmental/social policy strategies, providing educational opportunities, and disseminating information. The Coalitions role is to organize and implement activities that 1) empower citizens to take action to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse among community youth and adults, and 2) strengthen collaboration by supporting the local drug prevention, intervention, and treatment infrastructure.

REGION 8

The Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition
San Antonio Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
7500 US Hwy 90W
, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78227

Mary Almendarez, Youth Prevention Director
(210) 233-5867
malmendarez@sacada.org

Gina Juarez, PRC/Education Director
(21) 225-4741, ext. 5861
gjuarez@sacada.org

SACADA.org


The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) is a nonprofit organization that provides education, youth prevention programs, information resources and services to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. We serve nearly 60,000 people in Bexar County and 28 surrounding counties in South Central Texas.

REGION 9

Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
H2i- Here 2 Impact Coalition
120 E 2nd St.
Odessa, TX 79765

Sara Tomlinson, Coalition Coordinator
(432) 333-4100
stomlinson@pbrcada.org

Carrie Bronaugh, CCP Director
(432) 333-4100
cbronaugh@pbrcada.org

PDRCADA.org


 Coming soon…

REGION 10

Aliviane, Inc.
1626 Medical Center Dr.
El Paso, TX 79902

Julie Priego, Divisional Director
(915) 782-4032
jpriego@aliviane.org

Jessica Armendariz, Program Liaison
(915) 782-4032
jarmendariz@aliviane.org

PRC – Region 10
Aliviane.org


REGION 10

University Medical Center of El Paso
Rio Grande Safe Communities Coalition
1400 Hardaway Suite 319
El Paso, TX 79903

Dora Basurto, Coalition Coordinator
(915) 490-1379
dbasurto@umcelpaso.org

Sarah Sanchez, Prevention Specialist
(915) 775-2555
scortez@umcelpaso.org

RGSCC.org


Rio Grande Safe Communities is a coalition under the auspices of the Level I Trauma Department of University Medical Center of El Paso. The mission of the coalition is to encourage community action to implement evidence based strategies focusing on prevention and reduction of: Underage drinking, marijuana and prescription drug use and abuse.

REGION 11

Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation, Inc.
Project HOPE
5633 S Staples, Suite 700
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Lisa Lopez, Director of Youth Programs
(361) 814-2001
lisal@cbwellness.org

Michaela Flores, Prevention Coordinator (YPU)
(361) 814-2001
michaelaf@cbwellness.org

Tiffany Collie, Coalition Coordinator (CCP)
(361) 814-2001
tiffanyc@cbwellness.org

CBWellness.org


Project HOPE (CCP) is a community coalition addressing the use of alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana in Nueces County. Project HOPE aims to educate the public and change social and environmental norms regarding substance abuse.

REGION 11

Serving Children and Adults in Need (SCAN), Inc.
1605 Saldana Ave.
Laredo, TX 78041

Christopher S. Craddock, Vice President
(956) 724-3177
chris@scan-inc.org

Dora Maria Ramirez, Program Director
(956) 724-3177
doramaria@scan-inc.org

SCANInc.org

 


The Starr County Community Coalition of SCAN, Inc. was established in September 2004 to combat substance abuse and its related problems among youth and adults. The Coalition focuses on addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems and related issues through community-based processes, implementing environmental/social policy strategies, providing educational opportunities, and disseminating information. The Coalitions role is to organize and implement activities that 1) empower citizens to take action to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse among community youth and adults, and 2) strengthen collaboration by supporting the local drug prevention, intervention, and treatment infrastructure.

REGION 11

Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas
CASA Coalition, UNIDAD Coalition, ADAP Coalition, PCI Coalition
5510 Cage Blvd. Suite C
Pharr, TX 78577

Daniel Rodriguez, PRC Community Liaison / Coordinator
(956) 787-7111, ext. 238
drodriguez@bhsst.org

Violeta Davila, Prevention Programs Director
(956) 787-7111, ext. 290
vdavila@bhsst.org

BHSST.org


The focus of BHSST coalitions is to encourage community mobilization to implement evidence-based environmental strategies, change policy and social norms in communities to prevent and reduce underage drinking, prescription drug abuse/misuse, and marijuana use.

REGION 11

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Coastal Bend
Youth Continuum of Care Coalition, Project Link, & Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition

1801 S Alameda, Suite 150
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Armando Trevino, Program Director
(361) 854-9199
atrevino@coada-cb.org

Melissa Hofstetter, Executive Director
(361) 854-9199
mhofstetter@coada-cb.org

COADA-CB.org


CCP- Youth Continuum of Care’s goal is to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of our youth and reduce the abuse of alcohol and other drugs with the focus to encourage community mobilization by implementing evidence based environmental strategies with a primary focus on changing policies and social norms in communities to prevent and reduce underage drinking and substance abuse across Texas.

PPI-Project Link assists pregnant and postpartum women and teens in overcoming barriers to self-sufficiency, health, and well-being of mother and child by providing education, counseling, case management, referrals, and outreach.

TPCC-Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition focuses on increasing awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and reducing the negative impact this use has on the community and environment.