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.
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.
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.
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 is to help coordinate community efforts and provide education and prevention services to the youth and adults of Hood County.
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.
The Hood County Substance Abuse Council works to create a healthier community by educating about drugs, alcohol, and substance abuse.
1807 E. Hwy 377
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