Decatur Drug-Free Community Coalition
To improve the overall health and quality of life for Decatur/Macon County residents
The Decatur Drug-Free Community Coalition is a community-based formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration among groups or sectors of the community in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of building a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.
The coalition works with the community to identify and address local youth substance use problems and create sustainable community-level change through environmental strategies. The Drug-Free Coalition is managed and staffed by the Decatur Community Partnership. Coalition meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
The coalition is operated through community partners and is supported by various sources, including the Illinois Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), local contributions, and partner in-kind services.
"Your Actions Mattter"
A campaign to encourage adults to help solve the problem of underage drinking, by not providing alcohol to minors. Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility!
"Under Your Influence"
A Parent Campaign that encourages parents to monitor their children’s activities (especially teens). Parents are encouraged to make sure that their teens know how much they really care about their well being and the activities in which they are engaged!
A Youth Campaign which provides education and awareness about the harms, dangers, and consequences of drug and alcohol use. The campaign encourages youth to engage in meaningful conversations with parents/caregivers and other responsible adults about these topics, and vice-versa.