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PREVENT | REDUCE | EDUCATE | VOICE | EMPOWER | NURTURE | TRANSFORM September NewsletterDrug Take Back Events Oct. 26th

About Prevent Coalition

Prevent Coalition is a local youth substance use prevention coalition working for a healthy, thriving, and substance-free SW Washington Region including Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties. 

Prevent Coalition has been connecting and supporting communities since 2003. Efforts are funded by multiple state and federal grants, made possible by diverse community members like you. 

Dispose Meds Safely

Unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Clark County.
Drug Take Back Event

Events & Training

Upcoming Events

12:00 pm Unite! Washougal Coalition Meeting @ Children's Home Society
Unite! Washougal Coalition Meeting @ Children's Home Society
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
4th Thursday of every month from 12-1:30pm.
10:00 am Drug Take-Back Events @ Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Drug Take-Back Events @ Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
On Saturday, October 26th: Take unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe and FREE disposal to Six Drug Take-Back Events in SW Washington Prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be[...]
all-day WA Prevention Summit @ Yakima Convention Center
WA Prevention Summit @ Yakima Convention Center
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day The prevention community in Washington State has been convening annually since the 1980s. The initial conferences were held in Ellensburg, Washington, on the campus of Central Washington University. The conferences were known as “family[...]

Drug Take Back Committee

Meets as needed in advance of the annual April and October National DEA Drug Take-Back Events. The committee helps implement our opioid prevention grant by planning and hosting disposal sites accepting unused, expired and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe, free disposal in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties. To support these efforts contact

Youth Empowerment Project

We’re building community in Southwest Washington, empowering youth to lead healthy lives. We see youth and adults as equal partners. We motivate and inspire young people to pursue goals and dreams. We help overcome obstacles and build resilience. YEP members live out our story and keep our community strong.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 pm at ESD 112 Conference Center. Optional new member orientation is every month from 2:30-3:30 pm before each meeting. Contact Click here to read our story. 

Prevent Steering Committee

 Got event planning skills? Join our working leadership committee, meeting on a quarterly basis, who helps guide the strategic prevention work of Prevent Coalition within Clark County.Plan and promote the quarterly coalition events, conduct outreach to bring members and partners to the coalition and represent Prevent at community events or presentations. If you’re interested, contact