Who We AreWe are comprised of parents, youth, school staff, business owners, medical professionals, law enforcement, government workers, faith-based organizations, and more.
Connecting and supporting communities to build resilience and prevent youth substance use.
A healthy, thriving community free of substance abuse.
We are youth led, data-driven, inclusive, connected and trauma-informed.
Prevent Coalition (Prevent) is a community coalition formed in 2003 to increase collaboration, awareness, and reduce youth substance use in Southwest Washington including Clark, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Prevent also implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington State. As a community mobilizer, we’re creating a culture promoting healthy choices; advocating for policies and regulations that protect, empower and nurture youth; and facilitating positive opportunities for youth to be involved and thrive.
Prevent is supported by the fiscal agent ESD 112, invaluable community volunteers and organizations across the Southwest Washington region. Prevent is funded by the Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education Program (YMPEP) from the Washington Department of Health, a Federal Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) grant, Washington Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program (TVPPCP), federal grants from the Center for Disease Control and the National Tobacco Control Program, the Health Care Authority State Opioid Response grant and by you- our generous donors.