Fayette Prevention Coalition
The Fayette Prevention Coalition is an opportunity for individuals, organizations and agencies to come together to work on the issues surrounding the drug epidemic across the continuum of care including prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
How the Coalition Started
The Fayette Prevention Coalition was formed from the growing need to address issues related to the drug crisis in Fayette County. The coalition works closely with schools, organizations and the county government to educate the community on the drug epidemic and harness positive partnerships to create change.
Programs and Committees
The Fayette Prevention Coalition is made up of Committees and Project Teams. These committees are where the magic happens. We ask that all coalition members choose, at least, one committee to put their talents to work. Please check out the Committees and choose one today.
Health Promotion provides you with knowledge and information to empower you to make the best decisions for your health and the health of your family.
Tobacco Prevention is a group of dedicated individuals who strive to reduce Tobacco use among adults and delay the initiation of first use among youth.
The Youth Action Team is focused on empowering teens to make healthy choices and positively affect their peers, schools and community.
Adventure: Fayette County is a youth focused coalition of organizations who break down the barriers for our kids to identify and experience positive activities.
The central mission of the Integrated Community Engagement (ICE) Collaborative is to strengthen the protective factors and reduce the risk factors in the lives of our young people. This is drug prevention that has little to do with drugs and everything to do with how Fayette County can build a strong community around our youth.
Teen Court is an alternative sentencing program for Juvenile Offenders from grades 7th-12th. Offenses heard in Teen Court can include shoplifting, traffic violations, or minors in possession of Alcohol or Tobacco products.
The Intervention Committee focuses on engaging people who are actively experiencing a substance use disorder. The goals of this committee is to reduce harm, prevent the spread of disease and provide treatment and recovery resources to individuals/families dealing with substance use.
We strive to engage with Treatment providers, to ensure that local Peer Recovery Support Specialists and Recovery Coaches have options when assisting an individual entering into treatment.
The Recovery Committee focuses on creating a community that is supportive to people in recovery.
To help support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, the State of West Virginia has partnered with CHESS Health to launch Connections, a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement.
In December of 2020, the Fayette Prevention Coalition was awarded the Drug-free Communities grant. This grant will bring $125,000 dollars into Fayette county for primary drug prevention for the next 5, possibly 10 years. Learn about our goals for this grant.
Join us for our monthly meeting of the Fayette Prevention Coalition. Come and “Be Part of the Solution.”October 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for our monthly meeting of the Fayette Prevention Coalition. Come and “Be Part of the Solution.”November 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for our monthly meeting of the Fayette Prevention Coalition. Come and “Be Part of the Solution.”December 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm