Get to Know Us

How It All Started

In 2006, the United Way of Hood County Board of Directors authorized a needs assessment survey of Hood County. This was done principally to assist in funds allocation to assure that the biggest needs received priority. The number one and two priority issues identified were youth substance abuse and adult substance abuse. The HCSAC evolved from United Way efforts to address those concerns.

How It’s Organized

The HCSAC operates under the oversight of the Hood County United Way. It has a full-time Substance Abuse Coordinator and a part-time Executive Director. The remainder of the members are volunteers. The Hood County United Way is the fiscal agent for the coalition and the coalition is organized as a 501(c)3. 

How It’s Funded

In 2009, the HCSAC applied for and received a federal grant from the office of National Drug Control Policy through the Drug Free Communities program funded by congress. It is administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grand is $125,000 per year for a maximum of 10 years. The HCSAC is a member of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) which trains and assists coalitions in their efforts. 

Our Mission

The mission of the HCSAC is to collaborate with law enforcement, local governments, service and community organizations, youths, health care professionals, schools, parents, and individuals to take actions which will reduce substance abuse and related social problems among youths and adults.

Our Focus

Our focus is to help coordinate community efforts and provide education and prevention services to the youth and adults of Hood County.

Our Program

The HCSAC is a coalition of community volunteers dedicated to the prevention of youth and adult substance abuse and supporting treatment services for those who need it. It does not provide direct services to clients.

What We Do


  • Guest Editorials in the Hood County News
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • School Health Fairs
  • Operation School Supplies
  • Billboards
  • Speaker’s Bureau


  • School Surveys
  • Data Evalution

Environmental Change

  • Social Norms
  • Teen Court
  • Breathalyzer at Granbury High School Prom
  • Excise Tax Changes
  • Social Host Ordinance


  • Prescription Drug Disposal Lock Box
  • Drug Take-Back Days
  • Shattered Dreams
  • Sting Operations
  • Drug Dog for GISD


  • TABC
  • Texans Standing Tall
  • GISD
  • Hood County Sheriff’s Office
  • Granbury Police Department
  • Cook Children’s Hospital
  • Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension
  • STAR Council