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Our Story

In 2005, a group of concerned citizens gathered to change our local landscape. Alcohol, drug and tobacco use among youth was our main concern.

Surveys show alcohol remains the most commonly used drug among youth. However, most youth don't use alcohol - about 80%, in fact. Today, the coalition is in the third year of a five-year federal grant.

Through education, information, resources and advocacy, we're trying to make a change in and around Orrville, a small rural community about an hour from Cleveland and Columbus.

We are poised to make our community a healthy place for youth and families. We serve the communities of Dalton Local, Green Local and Orrville City School Districts.

We are now in year 5 of the 10 year federal grant and preparing to write the application for 6-10

This publication is developed, in part, under grant number SP020543 from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the Coalition and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, SAMHSA or HHS.